Workers don't have protections. Companies don't withhold taxes. Regulators don't seem to care. McClatchy reporters spent a year unraveling the scheme, using little-noticed payroll records that show how widespread this practice has become and what it costs us. Find the full series here.
Gary Schmitt has worked for several Kansas banks over the years. Now, he’s division director of commercial banking and real estate lending for Intrust Bank, where he’s been for about the past 20 years.
Brian Stemple was medical equipment salesman when, a few years ago, his aunt had a stroke. When his parents arrived to make decisions about ongoing care for her, they struggled to figure out what level of care was needed and where to take her.