NOTICE: Attention Vermont Employers

15 September 2021

The Commissioner of Labor and the Attorney General advise you that the Attorney General has been granted investigation and enforcement authority in relation to complaints of employee misclassification pursuant to the provisions of 21 V.S.A. §§ 346, 387, 712, and 1379.

Employee misclassification is the practice of identifying workers as independent contractors or consultants, rather than employees when the opposite is true. When misclassification occurs, employers do not pay otherwise required unemployment and other payroll taxes for those workers and do not provide workers compensation coverage or unemployment benefits to those workers. That creates unfair advantage over competing businesses who properly classify their workers as employees.  In addition, states and the federal government lose uncollected tax revenue because of the practice, and workers lose certain protections available to them through labor laws.

View the PDF of this notice from the State of Vermont Department of Labor and Office of the Attorney General. 

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Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, 05601-0488
(802) 828-4000

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