misclassification


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misclassification

(mis-kla″sĭ-fĭ-kā′shŏn)
Inaccurate diagnosis; incorrect assignment of an individual to a group that appears to have some similar characteristics.
misclassify (-kla′sĭ-fī″)
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Worker Misclassification Grants: For the second year, the department is awarding grants to increase the ability of state unemployment insurance tax programs to identify instances where employers improperly classify employees as independent contractors or fail to report the wages paid to workers at all.
As expected, disease misclassification was most notable for subjects with mild disease irrespective of the device used," they wrote.
The state Department of Employment Security, for instance, has found misclassification in nearly a quarter of the audits it conducts.
While it is clear that government agencies recognize that worker misclassification is a significant problem, how to classify workers remains unclear.
We have made enforcement against employer misclassification a priority because employers who misclassify workers are gaining an unfair advantage over their competitors and unfairly depriving the commonwealth of tax and other revenues,'' Ms.
We understand that workers' compensation is a difficult line of business to predict accurately, and misclassification is a struggle for every insurer.
2012) did not quantitatively assess the impact of exposure misclassification.
Employers now face civil penalties ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 per misclassified employee, and $10,000 to $25,000 per employee when "a pattern and practice" of misclassification is proven.
Misclassification of workers as "owners" in order to avoid paying payroll tax and workers compensation premiums has been a challenge in Utah's construction industry in particular.
But not everyone qualifies for contractor status, and misclassification impacts government revenue.
Sometimes a misclassification will occur through no fault of the employer, but through the incorrect actions of the insurer.