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Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis to host Sept. 19 press call on efforts to reduce misclassification of employees as independent contractors, non-employees
Call to follow signing of memorandums of understanding by
labor secretary, IRS commissioner, state labor commissioners

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman and several state labor commissioners on Sept. 19 will sign memorandums of understanding on the improper classification of employees as independent contractors or other non-employees. Following the signing, Solis, Shulman and state officials will take part in a press teleconference to discuss how the U.S. Department of Labor, the IRS and state agencies will embark on new efforts, guided by these memorandums, to protect the rights of employees and level the playing field for responsible employers by reducing the practice conducted by some businesses of misclassifying employees.

WHO: Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis

IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman

State officials from Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts (Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Joanne F. Goldstein),
Minnesota, Missouri, Utah and Washington

WHAT: Media teleconference on efforts by federal and state agencies to reduce the business practice
of improperly classifying employees as contractors or other non-employees

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 19
11:30 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Call-in number: 800-593-7185