Steven Hurd d/b/a Residential Works v. Iowa Workforce Development

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Friday, February 11, 2011

The misclassification unit for Respondent Iowa Workforce Development (“IWD”) initiated an investigation of the relationship between Appellant Steven Hurd d/b/a Residential Works (“Residential Works”) and its workers. IWD issued a decision on March 4, 2010 finding an employer-employee relationship existed between Residential Works and its workers and finding that Residential Works was liable for unemployment insurance contributions for 2005 through 2009. Because Residential Works had not previously paid unemployment insurance contributions, IWD assigned the rate for newly covered construction employers. Residential Works timely appealed.