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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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There are multiple state and federal statutes that use different definitions of independent contractor, thus providing businesses with greater opportunity to attempt to misclassify individuals to obtain greater increases in profits and flexibility to business planning.
Misclassification occurs frequently both because the laws defining the employment relationship are opaque and because the motivation to misclassify is strong.
The current industry status quo is essentially to use an information-based approach, but the report found that such an approach, which has the potential to misclassify some of the biggest names in the international/regional markets, probably is insufficient to maintain the integrity and reputation of the Islamic fund management industry.
Specifically, Pennsylvania's law provides that anyone who "intentionally contracts with an employer knowing the employer intends to misclassify employees" is subject to the same penalties and remedies as an employer found to be in violation of the law.
Given these risks, why do businesses continue to misclassify individuals as contractors?
* Requires state unemployment insurance agencies to conduct auditing and investigative programs to detect employers that misclassify or fail to properly report compensation to workers with the effect of excluding employees from unemployment compensation coverage.
Employers who misclassify their workers are violating the state's laws and cheating their workers out of required pay, benefits and protections."
Enhanced testing would miss 6 of 40 patients with CAD and misclassify 12 of 60 without disease.
(1) Specifically, I examine whether hyperlinking optimistic, unaudited information about a firm's prospects to audited financial statements that reflect industry-average performance leads investors to (1) misclassify unaudited information as audited, (2) inflate the credibility of the unaudited information, and (3) judge the firm's earnings potential to be higher, relative to viewing the same information in a hardcopy (paper) format.
Labarthe, "It's obvious that if there is a curving pattern of change in cholesterol with age, a straight line that represents a fixed criterion of 170 for all ages is going to misclassify a large proportion of children."
The November 1990 report of the Government Operations Committee concluded that the prior-audit safe harbor of section 530 creates competitive disadvantages and provides protection against IRS reclassification to businesses that "blatantly" misclassify their workers.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the ability to correctly reclassify a medication and recoup any rebates given to the drug companies when they misclassify a drug.