Virginia Jobsite Inspectors Targeting 'Contractor' Employee Designations

Originally published by: RemodelingSeptember 30, 2015

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The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry recently empowered its inspectors to determine the employment status of all workers on a jobsite. You do not want to be in a situation where an inspector thinks your contractors should be considered employees. 

Courtney Malveaux, director at Thompson McMullen P.C. and expert on OSHA citations, details the process: 

"The inspector will then take off his or her DOLI hat, and then require everyone’s contractor’s licenses on behalf of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (“DPOR”).  A refusal will earn you a subpoena.  And every contractor or subcontractor who fails to produce it gets referred to DPOR for additional sanctions such as fines, probation, suspension and license revocation."

Click here to read more about OSHA's investigation into independent contractors in Virginia.

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