In local news:

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has begun a new initiative to fight misclassification of employees as independent contractors, a type of employer fraud. GAME ON is the acronym for Government Against Misclassified Employees Operational Network, a unique task force found only in Louisiana. Partnering together are the LWC’s Unemployment Insurance and Office of Workers’ Compensation divisions and the Louisiana Department of Revenue, with cooperative agreements with the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division. The GAME ON task force has focused efforts on the industries historically known to use independent contractors to a large degree, namely construction, health care, hospitality, personal services and staffing companies.

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