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PA Attorney General’s Crackdown on Wage Theft Sets a Good Example

Taxpayers put their trust in elected officials to ensure that responsible contractors pay local workers properly to complete the infrastructure work we all rely on

Local builders facing fraud, theft charges for misclassification of workers

Two co-owners of a local construction business have been arrested on numerous criminal charges including the alleged misclassification of workers

Ocean County Business Owner Charged in Alleged Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premium Fraud Scheme

Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced that the owner of an Ocean County real estate improvement company has been charged.

Workers Rally for Justice in VCU Contracting Policies

A report from the EAS states that more than 20 workers were interviewed between 2017 and 2020 who said they received paychecks with no deductions during construction on VCU buildings.

Rock Spring Contracting Settles

OAG Resolves Wage Theft Enforcement Actions Against Rock Spring Contracting and J.D. Nursing and Management Services

Philly Voice: When Contractors Cheat We All Pay

Tax fraud hurts everyone. It’s estimated that $450 billion in tax revenue is lost every year due to tax fraud – and that’s a serious problem. However, if you think this problem doesn’t affect you, think again.

The Underground Economy and Wage Theft in Washington DC’s Commercial Construction Sector

The construction industry in the District of Columbia features an extensive underground sector in which workers are misclassified as independent contractors or paid in cash off the books, denying the public necessary tax revenues and denying workers

State College construction company charged with stealing workers’ wages in biggest case of its kind

Pennsylvania’s attorney general Thursday announced criminal charges against State College-based Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.

AG Racine Announcement Capitol Drywall

OAG Alleged Construction Company Cheated 100+ District Workers out of Wages and Benefits by Misclassifying Them as Independent Contractors.

Contractor Pleads Guilty to Misclassification Charges

One of four people accused of misclassifying employees as “independent contractors” in order to avoid paying taxes pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft and related charges.

Harvard Law School: Confronting Misclassification and Fraud

A survey of State Labor Standards Enforcement Agencies

Philadelphia Inquirer - G&R Drywall

Delaware County DA is charging a contractor with misclassifying its workers

New General Assembly Building in Richmond, VA Creates Questions

Union officials and labor lawyers are taking legal action in federal court against contractors in efforts to enforce new state laws to prevent “wage theft".

UBC Study - Methodology for Wage and Tax Fraud

An Empirical Methodology to Estimate the Incidence and Costs of Payroll Fraud in the Construction Industry

Illegal Worker Misclassification: Payroll Fraud in the District’s Construction Industry

Illegal worker misclassification is a practice that seriously harms some of the District’s workers, law-abiding businesses, and the public.

The Underground Construction Economy in New Jersey

New Jersey construction companies that follow the law are forced to compete withcontractors who use off-the-books labor, misclassify employees as independentcontractors, and avoid paying taxes and social insurance costs.

Union Takes On Tax Fraud at Amazon Sites in VA

A union is charging that employers at six construction projects that will house Amazon employees or operations in Northern Virginia have evaded federal and state taxes by misclassifying workers, failing to carry workers’ compensation coverage.

EST William Sproule: Tax Cheats in Construction Industry Need Task-Force Scrutiny

Each year over Labor Day weekend, the American construction worker gets praised and recognized in countless speeches and commentaries as the “backbone” of our nation, as a major contributor to the economic vitality of so many of our communities.

Pittsburgh City Council Examines Construction Industry Fraud

Allegations of widespread fraud in the construction industry led Pittsburgh City Council on Thursday to vote 8-0 to create a new task force, but there wasn’t unanimity on the nature and degree of the problem.