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A fiscal group’s finding that New York employers have evaded up to $1 billion a year in workers’ compensation premiums has been attacked by an insurance carrier group as false and inaccurate.

At issue is a report by the non-partisan Latham, N.Y.-based Fiscal Policy Institute, which said that a growing number of workers are “misclassified by their employers as independent contractors in an attempt to evade employer responsibility for payroll taxes and social insurance programs.”

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