The criminalization of America continues.  Congress is considering passing a new federal law that would make it a crime for an employer to misclassify an independent contractor as an employee.  Employers could also be fined up to $5,000 for each improperly classified employee.  The bill is H.R. 5107, The Employee Misclassification Prevention Act.  See  “Independent Contractor Misclassification: How Companies Can Minimize the Risks” and Feds Poised to Pursue Worker Misclassification as a Crime.”