Some contractors avoid workers’ comp to win low construction bids

Reported by Demetria Kalodimos
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 7:18 PM EST Updated: Feb 17, 2016 10:31 PM EST

The amount of growth in downtown Nashville requires a lot of labor, but not every worker is equally protected in case of injury.

The practice of winning low bids by avoiding workers’ compensation payments is called worker misclassification.

The Channel 4 I-Team has found the same thing uncovered nearly five years ago at the Music City Center is now happening right across the street.

In 2011, a drywall subcontractor with a large workforce was failing to deduct taxes of any kind or pay workers’ compensation or overtime.

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