Florida to Reduce Misclassification of Employees
U.S. Labor Department Signs Agreement with Florida Department of Revenue to Reduce Misclassification of Employees
On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Revenue signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the goal of protecting the rights of employees by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors or other nonemployee statuses. Under the agreement, both agencies will share information and coordinate law enforcement. The MOU represents a new effort on the part of the agencies to work together to protect the rights of employees and level the playing field for responsible employers by reducing the practice of misclassification. The Florida Department of Revenue is the latest state agency to collaborate with the Labor Department.