Often seen as a workers' rights issue, worker misclassification can have a direct impact on the state's child support collections. Some workers want to be classified as contractors to dodge wage garnishment.
Have you ever called a contractor or electrician for repairs or additions to your electrical system? Did you ever ask that contractor to show his license? That might be a good idea, according to state officials. Melissa Foy and photojournalist Jake Van Donge show us why in "Unlicensed for Hire", a Target 3 special report.
Ever since a Wichita Falls ordinance change went into effect in August,
city officials and councilors say they've received complaints from some
Katie Crosbie joins us now to explain.
Gwyn, the ordinance used to require contractors to have general liability insurance.
But general liability is no longer a requirement.
So, as long as contractors meet their bond requirements, they can
get on the city's list of registered contractors ... meaning they can