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With Minnesota’s tough ‘wage theft’ law in effect, Wisconsin looks to crack down on similar abuses (access required)

As Wisconsin revisits rules to crack down on worker misclassification, a new law that took effect in Minnesota on Monday is attaching criminal penalties not only to that particular abuse but also other forms of wage theft — making it one of the strictest such laws in the country.

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Group looks to protect taxpayers from misclassification abuses (access required)

A construction lobbying group is pushing for changes to state law that would give Wisconsin companies a bidding advantage on state projects and require companies that misclassify workers to tack the cost of taxpayer-funded health insurance and other benefits onto public bids.

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Union accuses contractors on Northwestern Mutual project of paying cash, avoiding taxes (access required)

A multi-state carpenters union is organizing demonstrations outside Northwestern Mutual buildings in downtown Milwaukee in response to what it alleges is the use of unfair labor practices in the construction nearby of a new apartment tower for the insurance company. ...

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