Virginia Latest State to Partner With DOL to Prevent Employers From Misclassifying Workers

Another state has joined the U.S. Department of Labor bandwagon to get employers to stop classifying workers as independent contractors when they really are employees.

Virginia becomes the 31st state to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with DOL to combat employee misclassification and to ensure that workers get the wages, benefits and protections to which they are entitled.

The pact between DOL’s Wage and Hour Division and the Virginia Employment Commission is for three years, during which time “the two agencies will provide clear, accurate and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees and other stakeholders; share resources; and enhance enforcement by conducting coordinated investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.”

Here’s the DOL’s announcement of the partnership.

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