The National Labor Relations Board ruled yesterday that the simple misclassification of employees as independent contractors does not necessarily violate the National Labor Relations Act. In a split 3-1 decision in Velox Express Inc., the agency found that simply misclassifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees does not interfere with the workers’ rights to organize, and in the absence of any adverse action, such misclassification, in and of itself, is not a violation of the federal law. The republican members of the NLRB maintain a 3- 1 majority while a vacancy remains for the other democratic seat.