DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Improper classification of employees. Provides that an individual performing services for a contractor or subcontractor on a public work project is considered to be an employee of the contractor or subcontractor, with certain exceptions. Provides for investigations of the employment relationship between an individual and a contractor or subcontractor by the department of labor, for certain procedures to be followed in investigations, and for various civil penalties to be assessed by the department of labor for the failure to properly classify individuals as employees. Provides for the sharing of information concerning the classification of individuals as independent contractors among the department of labor, the department of state revenue, the department of workforce development, and the worker's compensation board of Indiana. Provides that certain information pertaining to employee classification shared among the state agencies is confidential and may not be published or open to public inspection. Provides for criminal penalties for the improper classification of employees as independent contractors, and prohibits the awarding of contracts for public work projects to a contractor or subcontractor for four years after the contractor or subcontractor is found to have committed certain recurring improper classifications.