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SWACCA and CEA Submit Letter for Workforce Protections Subcommittee Hearing to Detail the Negative Impact of Employee Misclassification in the Construction Industry

In advance of tomorrow’s House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing on independent contractors, SWACCA led its allies in the Construction Employers of America (CEA) in a letter detailing the impact that employee misclassification has on the construction industry.

In the letter, CEA notes that curbing rampant misclassification in construction is essential to ensure honest job creators can compete on a level playing field and continue to provide the family-sustaining jobs they create and the tax revenues they produce. The letter also details how misclassification in the construction industry drives down wages and eliminates health and retirement benefits for workers, thereby allowing unscrupulous employers to transfer their responsibilities to social safety net programs, which leads to an increased burden on the American taxpayer.

The full letter is available here.

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