McCrory orders new effort to crack down on cheating businesses

Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina signed an executive order directing state officials to find and penalize employers committing payroll fraud. The EO comes after a News & Observer series detailed the rampant problem and the failure of the legislature to pass anti-payroll fraud bills. Payroll fraud costs North Carolina and the federal government $467 million a year in lost revenue.

“When unethical employers improperly classify their employees as independent contractors, they not only put our state’s workforce at risk, but also put ethical businesses at a competitive disadvantage and rob taxpayers of significant revenues,” McCrory said.

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Source: The News & Observer

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