Texas law expected to help reduce construction payroll fraud

Texas lawmakers want to get tough on construction companies that commit a certain form of payroll fraud, passing a new law recently signed by Gov. Rick Perry.

August 02, 2013

Texas lawmakers want to get tough on construction companies that commit a certain form of payroll fraud, passing a new law recently signed by Gov. Rick Perry. By wrongfully classifying employees as “independent or self-employed,” some companies duck their tax obligations in order to boost profits. Two out of every five construction workers in Texas are wrongly classified as self-employed, according to “Build a Better Texas,” a 2012 study by researchers at the Workers Defense Project and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.

(http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/07/28/5034941/new-law-attempts-to-curb-payroll.html)

         
 

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