WA SB 5527

Author

David Frockt
402 Legislative Building, PO Box 40446
Olympia, WA 98504
306-786-7690

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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

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 HB 1300.

History

01/27/2017 First reading. Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, 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.
06/28/2017 Executive session scheduled but no action taken in Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Sports.