Is Your Company On The Independent Contractor Hit List?

By Richard Reibstein, Forbes

The U.S. Department of Labor, the IRS and state workforce agencies have been cracking down on businesses that are believed to be misclassifying employees as independent contractors. The Labor Department has a Misclassification Initiative website and has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with 21 state workforce agencies to detect and deter misclassification.

Renting government workers

The Washington Times

Union membership has fallen, but the impact of public-sector unions on federal politics still seems as strong as ever. How could this be? It sounds like a mystery, but it isn’t.

IRS Plays Favorites

The Daily Caller News Foundation has found an email from Lois Lerner which contrasts her apathy towards misreported political spending by labor unions with her intense scrutiny of conservative groups. The finding not only shows how the bureaucracy plays favorites, but how labor unions get special treatment from the government.

60 House Republicans Vote in Favor of Union Subsidy

In light of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Internal Revenue Service scandals, many Republican congressmen have come out against the practice known as union official time, which releases federal employees from their regularly assigned duties to conduct union business.