US DOL News
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs issued a $10 million competitive solicitation for cooperative agreements to combat exploitative child labor in Ethiopia. The DOL, IRS and 11 states have agreed to share information and coordinate law enforcement efforts related to reducing misclassification of employees by businesses in order to avoid providing employment protections. Reducing misclassification is important for leveling the playing field for law-abiding employers. Many non-union contractors classify their employees dishonestly to get out of paying them what they deserve.