09.32.09.01

.01 Evidence of a Knowing Violation.

A. The Secretary may consider evidence under §B of this regulation that an employer knowingly failed to properly classify an employee.

B. The evidence shall include the following:

(1) Any previous violation of the Workplace Fraud Act or a violation of any other state or federal law that involves similar issues related to the classification of employees;

(2) Refusal or failure of the employer to produce records requested pursuant to Labor and Employment Article, §8-625(b), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(3) Refusal or failure of the employer to cooperate with an investigation authorized under Labor and Employment Article, §8-306, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(4) Evidence that the employer classifies differently individuals who perform substantially the same tasks, allowing for the business model described in Labor and Employment Article, §3-903(c)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(5) Any other credible evidence of the employer's actual knowledge of, deliberate ignorance of, or reckless disregard for whether or not the worker is misclassified.