VT HB 223

Author

Paul Poirier
33 Abbott Ave.,
Barre, VT 05641
802-476-7870
paulpoirier33@gmail.com
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Bill Text

Category

Employee Misclassification

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State

VT

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Summary

Concerns classification of employees and independent contractors.

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Issue

This bill amends the definitions related to independent contractors in the workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance laws to: provide for notice of the requirements regarding employee classification at worksites; permit the Department of Labor to enter an employer’s premises for the purposes of investigating compliance with the workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation statutes; permit the Department to obtain an injunction to enforce a stop-work order related to a violation of the workers’ compensation statute; clarify the requirements for consultation regarding debarment of employers that have violated the wage and hour, workers’ compensation, or unemployment compensation statutes; create an Employee Classification Task Force and; provide beneficiaries of public assistance programs with transitional assistance once they begin earning income, in order to enable their transition from public assistance to the workforce.

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Notes

Carries-over to 2018.

History

02/09/2017 Read first time. Referred to the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development.