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Report: Off-the-Books Construction Workers Cost Comp $264M

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | 0

Unreported and misclassified employees in California construction jobs cost the workers’ compensation system $264 million in 2011, and the problem is growing, according to a report from the research group Economic Roundtable. The research, which the Roundtable released Monday, draws on 40 years of data from federal and state statistics to illustrate a picture of formal labor clearer than ever before, study author Yvonne Yen Liu said. Its title is “Sinking Underground.” According to the 50-page document, the number of "informal" employees − those either unrep...

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