Washington state cracks down on construction fraud

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Washington state cracks down on construction fraud
Dathan Williams wasn't shy when it came to bragging to his workers about how he was breaking the law. The owner of a Seattle drywall company boasted to his employees about how he shortchanged them on pay and dodged taxes to gain an edge in …
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'Independent' worker label lets firms avoid taxes
For example, companies using independent contractors in Minnesota paid 26 percent less per hour for drywall installers than if the workers had been employees, according to a 2013 study by Columbia University. “Workers are being hurt more than anybody, …
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Green Materials Report – Air Cleaning Drywall
CertainTeed has developed a product that claims to clean indoor air by trapping the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) within a sheet of drywall. AirRenew gypsum board captures VOCs in the air and turns them into inert chemicals within the board. It …
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