Starting today the Texas Tribune is running a multiparty story about the realities and dangers of working in Texas. The state is and it’s booming economy is built on the backs of its workers and in return the labor force is treated to high numbers of fatalities, a broken/corrupt workers’ comp system, and little to no oversight or enforcement of safety conditions or fair labor practices. Check it out.
An interior systems contractor in Nashville, TN is being hit with a record penalty for misclassifying workers. They were found to be paying only 5% of the taxes and insurance they should have been paying. Read about it here.