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Construction companies call workers ‘owners’ to dodge millions in costs

Published March 24, 2013

Construction companies call workers ‘owners’ to dodge millions in costs by Tony Semerad The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 24, 2013 01:01AM MDT State officials have cracked down in recent years on new ways some construction companies mis-classify their workers to unfairly lower the cost of doing business. One key weapon in the campaign: professional licensing. Most of Utah’s problems with worker mis-classification center on the industry practice of labeling construction employees as owners or independent contractors to avoid paying workers compensation, unemployment insurance premiums, payroll taxes and other costs. A tactic emerging re... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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