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Companies Must Pay Combined $2.3M in Misclassification Cases

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 145 | 0 | 0 min read

A Greenwich valet parking company and a Central Falls painting contractor will pay roughly $2.3 million to settle allegations that they misclassified their employees as independent contractors. Valet Connection pleaded guilty to misclassifying 167 drivers from 2013-15. It must pay $374,970 to the workers and roughly $600,000 in civil penalties. The investigation began after the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) received complaints that workers were being asked to contribute money from their tips to establish an accident fund overseen by the company. The investigation reveal...

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