Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. Implements Worker Classification Initiative Developed through Department of Labor Collaboration
Contractor spearheads construction industry FLSA compliance effort with Department of Labor, reclassifying more than 1900 workers as employees.
PHOENIX (May 19, 2014)— Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. (PJD) announced that the company is implementing a classification initiative by reactivating 1325 workers as W-2 employees and hiring 627 new employees, a first step in the PJD FLSA compliance program that was developed in conjunction with the Department of Labor (DOL). PJD and the DOL collaborated to design and implement the construction industry-focused effort, which addresses classification and overtime issues of traditionally piece-rate trades by providing industry best business practices. PJD is implementing its program with a reclassification of all of its independent contractor (1099) crews and individuals in Arizona to W-2 employees, taking the firm from 28 employees to more than 2,000 employees.