When bids are tight or labor is scarce, some creative contractors 'adjust' their employees' work classification. Estimates are up to 30 percent of construction workers are classified incorrectly as some contractors try to avoid paying the right amount workers' comp insurance and other benefits.
But this shortsighted maneuvering is not only wrong, it can get you busted.
Read Kim Slowey's article here on how to avoid the perp walk on the 6 o'clock news.
Source: Construction Dive