In local news:

Teaming with partner agencies, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) conducted unannounced site inspections as the agency ramps up efforts to combat the misclassification of workers. Construction sites in the New Orleans area were inspected by unemployment insurance tax auditors and workers’ compensation authorities from LWC, as well as other agency representatives from GAME ON. The unannounced inspections were based on credible tips received by task force members. GAME ON is the acronym for Government Against Misclassified Employees Operational Network, a statewide, multi-agency task force organized last year to fight the problem of misclassified workers. Members of the task force along with the LWC are the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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