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Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Christopher J. Carlos, successfully represented a professional services firm during an employee classification audit investigation conducted by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). IDES was investigating the professional services firm over allegations that it was misclassifying its workforce.  After a thorough investigation, IDES issued a no finding determination that Mr. Carlos’ client was in full compliance with its employee classification reporting and contributions.  IDES also found that there were no material discrepancies in how the professional services firm classified its contractors vs. employees. If our client had been found to be misclassifying its workforce, the company could have been subject to several adverse consequences, including substantial fines and penalties as well as expanded audit activity. Mr. Carlos regularly works with clients on their employment issues.

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