President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal includes nearly $14 million for the Department of Labor to combat the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, which renders them ineligible for certain benefits and protections under the law.

The budget proposal, released Tuesday, includes $10 million for grants to states to identify misclassification of workers and recover unpaid taxes, as well as $4 million for personnel in the DOL’s wage and hour division to investigate misclassification.

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