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Independent Contractor Classification in Home Care

Fact Sheet
December 15, 2015

This fact sheet explains that home care employers routinely misclassify their workers as independent contracts in order to deny them certain benefits and workplace protections. The fact sheet lists several real-world instances of home care worker misclassification and argue that greater attention must be paid to the issue.

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Key Takeaways

"Correct classification of workers as employees is key to securing their legal protections and ensuring fair business competition."
"Rarely are home care workers really running an independent business, despite many job structures that purport them to be."
"Independent contractor abuses are increasingly common in home care but there is potential to reverse this damaging trend."

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