Tita, Bob
June 2007
Crain's Chicago Business;6/4/2007, Vol. 30 Issue 23, p1
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.


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