It’s the age-old story: worker classification, or rather misclassification. I wrote about it this past February, Independent Contractor or Employee? Employee Classification Still A High Priority Enforcement Matter.That was about the IRS auditing employers to determine whether those "independent contractors" were actually employees with required tax withholdings and possible inclusion in benefit plans.

I cover the same issue today in my other blog home, Slate’s BizBox Blog, but this time it’s about stepped up enforcement by the states for income tax withholdings and employment taxes. No doubt because of the economy. You can read about it here.