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This testimony outlines that the number of workers classified as independent contractors, who are not covered by the workers' compensation system, has risen in recent years. The statement discusses the scope and consequences of employer misclassification and identifies gaps in the Department of Labor's efforts to investigate and address misclassification.
Source: Nilsen, Sigurd R., Statement to the House, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support and Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures of the Committee on Ways and Means. Employee Misclassification: Improved Outreach Could Help Ensure Proper Worker Classification, Hearing, May 8, 2007.