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Misclassifying workers as independent contractors now carries an even steeper price.

California now has the nation’s most punitive laws against worker misclassification.  While misclassification has always been illegal, businesses found to have incorrectly classified employees as independent contractors now face civil penalties ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 per employee, and $10,000 to $25,000 per employee in instances involving “a pattern and practice” of misclassification. 

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