LANSING — Today, House and Senate Democrats joined Attorney General Dana Nessel and a number of stakeholders to unveil measures to crack down on companies that misclassify workers to avoid paying full wages, overtime and taxes. According to a Michigan State University study, payroll fraud robs those workers and Michigan taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars in lost wages, benefits and tax revenues every year. In response, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:
"As a small business owner, I know what it takes to make payroll for my employees. Hardworking Michiganders should be paid for every hour they work, and any shady employer that fails to do so should be held accountable. I will continue to stand for policies that set a level playing field for all and work with my colleagues to ensure the economic security of working families is always put first."