WA HB 1300

Author

Marcus Riccelli
327 John L. O'Brien Building, PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504
360-786-7888

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Bill Text

Category

Employee Misclassification

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State

WA

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Summary

Establishes the Employee Fair Classification Act.

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Issue

Creates the Employee Fair Classification Act, which prohibits misclassification of employees as independent contractors and creates remedies, including civil penalties and damages. Defines "independent contractor" for purposes of the Employee Fair Classification Act and establishes the same definition for purposes of the Minimum Wage Act, unemployment insurance, industrial insurance, and other employment laws.

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Notes

Carries-over to 2018. Companion to SB 5527.

History

01/16/2017 First reading. Referred to House Committee on Labor .
02/02/2017 Executive action taken. House Committee on Labor and Workforce Standards passes substitute.