MTSU Contractor Lawsuit

Lawsuit Filed Against Local University Alleges Unfair Hiring Practices

by Staff Blogger | November 27th, 2013

November 27, 2013

The law requires companies to meet certain standards when it comes to taking care of their employees. These standards often include minimum pay requirements and carrying insurance for injured workers. Failure to meet these requirements can result in stiff penalties.

The Nashville Employment Dispute Lawyers with Ponce Law explain the Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council has filed a lawsuit against Middle Tennessee State University, alleging contractors the school is using on its campus are not meeting certain employment standards.

According to an article from Sidelines, Turner Construction is hiring workers using 1099 forms, which categorizes them as subcontractors and not employees. However, the company is paying workers set wages and giving them schedules without paying benefits or taxes as an employer.

Victor White, the Director of Organizing for the Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council, states he has taken his message to numerous organizations that manage the school and it’s campus. MTSU officials have denied any wrongdoing though, stating they are recipients of the company’s work and have no control over hiring practices.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates’ team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of the numerous complications that can arise during an employment dispute. That is why the firm suggests speaking with an attorney regarding your legal rights if you have been harmed by an employer’s hiring practices.