This is a win for trucking company employers because the use of independent contractors is vital to the industry, and this decision forces any plaintiff or driver advocacy group to go beyond merely alleging drivers were misclassified
as independent contractors.
In 2018, DWD's Unemployment Insurance Division (UI) conducted 2,459 audits, identifying 8,877 misclassified
workers and recouped more than $1.5 million in UI taxes, interest, and penalties.
The memo signaled a sharp turn for the general counsel's office, which acts like a prosecutor in NLRB cases, and during the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama maintained that many gig-economy workers are misclassified
as independent contractors.
Of those, 422 resulted in audits that turned up 5,841 workers who had been misclassified
. About $70 million worth of wages had been underreported.
Tecchio allegedly misclassified
the vehicles as either personal use or limited business purpose vehicles without the owner's knowledge.
At each of them, workers at construction job sites were misclassified
as subcontractors, according to findings by the state Department of Labor.
Rekognition made no errors in recognizing the gender of lighter-skinned men but mistaked women as men 19% of the time and misclassified
darker-skinned women for men 31% of the time, while Microsoft's technology mistook darker-skinned women for men only 1.5% of the time.
More HSIL cases were misclassified
(interpreted as) LSIL (4.4%; 2762 of 63 395) than LSIL cases misclassified
(interpreted as) HSIL (2.4%; 1384 of 57 664), and this difference was statistically significant (P < .001).
"[P]laintiff Stephen Vancour claims that, for approximately eight years, he was misclassified
by his employer, defendant Town of Tisbury as an independent contractor rather than an employee.
Interestingly, the study found that about half of the small percentage of tumour images misclassified
by the study AI program were also misclassified
by the pathologists, highlighting the difficulty in distinguishing between the two lung cancer types.
According to the indictment and documents filed in court, CRV and multiple individuals who operated the company misclassified
workers in order to pay, them less than the prevailing wage rate.
Results will take several weeks to finalize, according to LWC.<br />"Unannounced site inspections will continue until the unfair business practice of misclassifying workers stops," LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie said in a statement.<br />Dejoie said that since last July, nearly 1,000 audits of companies have uncovered over 3,300 misclassified
workers, resulting in over $11 million in unreported taxable wages and hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid unemployment taxes.<br />LWC also has received numerous referrals of labor broker activity in the past year, the news release said.