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AUTHOR(S)
Tita, Bob
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Crain's Chicago Business;6/4/2007, Vol. 30 Issue 23, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the strategies used by many contractors in the Illinois' construction industry. It is inferred that winning bidders cut their costs by 30% or more by paying their workers as independent subcontractors. A study at the University of Missouri estimated that 8.5% of all Illinois workers were misclassified as independent contractors. Mason contractor Mike Volpentesta said that the practice of using off-payroll immigrant workers was taking the construction industry by storm.
ACCESSION #
25407880

 

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