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Minnesota's law is by far the most stringent of those reviewed, with fines of up to $5,000 for both the sub and the hiring contractor (that's you) if found to be in violation.
According to the Washington Post, nine states have passed laws or regulations to crack down on misclassification practices. Based on messages to ProSales and from legislative affairs coordinators and executives of regional lumber associations, we know that laws similar to Minnesota's are now in place in New Jersey, Illinois, Washington, Colorado, Maryland and Nebraska. I understand that several New England states are also considering similar legislation, and I wouldn't be surprised to see other states follow this path if in the near term.