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L&I Report Sets its Sights on Misclassified Construction Workers

March 11, 2022

A recent report from a Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry task force describes the economic impact of worker misclassification in Pennsylvania and makes several significant recommendations to the legislature.  These recommendations, if implemented, could dramatically impact how some Pennsylvania employers manage their workforce, particularly those employers in the construction industry.

The report was issued on March 1 by the “Joint Task Force on Misclassification of Employees.”  The Task Force looked at the frequency and extent to which workers in Pennsylvania are classified as “independent contractors” when the nature, type, and oversight of their work would suggest they should actually be classified as an “employee.”

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Austin W. Wolfe

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