MISCLASSIFICATION IN CONSTRUCTION: THE ORIGINAL GIG ECONOMY.” ILR Review. Download PaperAbstract. 11/26/2020. “
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors has been the focus of recent attention as a result of the implementation of that employment model by ride-share and other gig employers. But the practice long predates the emergence of the gig economy, particularly in the construction industry. This article traces the history of misclassification in construction and the subsequent emergence of a cash-based underground system of compensation, which have lowered standards and been among the major causes of the decline of union density in the industry. In addition, the author examines the regulatory environment at the federal level, which has largely enabled misclassification as well as attempts by state agencies to adopt more aggressive enforcement policies.
Economic Consequences of Misclassification in the State of Washington. Labor and Worklife Program. Cambridge: Harvard law School. Publisher's Version. 12/15/2019.
Confronting Misclassification and Payroll Fraud:A Survey of State Labor Standards Enforcement Agencies. Cambridge : Labor and Worklife, Harvard Law School. Publisher's Version. 6/25/2019.
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