DOL Issues Stop Work Orders for Misclassifications
The Connecticut Department of Labor’s (DOL) Division of Wage and Workplace Standards issued Stop Work orders to 27 companies working at construction project sites in Stamford during the period of January 9 to March 14.
According to DOL, Stop Work orders are levied against companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors with the intent of avoiding unemployment taxes, workers’ compensation coverage, payroll reporting and other obligations under state and federal employment laws. Stop Work orders result in the halting of all activity at a cited company’s worksite, as well as a $300 civil penalty for each day the company does not carry workers’ compensation coverage as required by law.
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