Nebraska contractors who misclassified workers are believed to be getting an unfair advantage when bidding against those who play by the rules. That’s one of the reasons cited by State Senator Steve Lathrop for his upcoming proposal to step up enforcement against the practice of deeming employees as independent contractors.
“So what we’ve found in the bill is in response to contractors who have contacted me and said we need to level the playing field. Everybody who has employees should be paying their share for the employees…..so that we can compete fairly.”
Senator Lathrop says they also want to go after uncollected taxes owed the state and federal government.