WA HB 1780

Author

Steve Kirby
432 John L. O'Brien Building, PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 40600
360-786-7996

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Bill Text

Category

Employee Misclassification

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State

WA

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Summary

Clarifies that independent owner operators using their own vehicles are exempt from coverage under unemployment compensation laws.

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Issue

Clarifies current law stipulating that independent owner operators using their own vehicles under contract for a motor carrier are not covered under the unemployment compensation laws required for both regular motor carrier employees and independent contractors (primarily drivers) for motor carriers that do not own their own vehicles for hire.

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Notes

Carries-over to 2018. Companion to SB 5565.

History

01/30/2017 First reading. Referred to House Committee on Labor
04/24/2017 Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/23/2017 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/21/2017 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.