WA SB 5527
402 Legislative Building, PO Box 40446
Olympia, WA 98504
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Establishes the Employee Fair Classification Act.
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.
Carries-over to 2018. Companion to HB 1300.
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.