NC HB 830

Author

Michael Wray
N.C. House of Representatives 300 N Salisbury Street, Room 503
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
919-733-5662
Michael.Wray@ncleg.net
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Bill Text

Category

Employee Misclassification

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State

NC

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Summary

Amends Workers||Amends Workers' Compensation Act concerning the status of truck drivers as employees or independent contractors.

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Issue

Establishes the criteria for determining whether a truck driver contracted for interstate or intrastate transportation for hire, is deemed to be an employee" or an "independent contractor" of the contracting motor carrier for purposes of maintaining accident insurance. The contracting party is deemed financially responsible for maintenance of an accident insurance policy for the non-employee independent motor carrier unless the independent operator is covered under an occupational accident policy. In addition, for purposes of worker's compensation coverage only, the contracting party and independent contractor may mutually agree in writing that the independent contractor may be covered by the employer as if the independent contractor was an employee of the contracting motor carrier but this will not affect the independent contractor status. The contracting motor carrier may charge and be reimbursed by the independent contractor for the cost of the worker's compensation insurance.

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Notes

Carries-over to 2018.

History

04/11/2017 Filed.
04/13/2017 Passed first reading in House.
04/13/2017 Referred to House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.