Bill: HB 1300 (SB 5527) — 2017
Simplifying and enforcing employee status under employment laws to ensure fairness to employers and employees and address the underground economy (Riccelli, Gregerson, Peterson)
Prohibits misclassification of employees as independent contractors and creates remedies, including civil penalties and damages.
1st SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL: Requirements are added to the three-part independent contractor test. These are filing a schedule of expenses with the IRS, established accounts for the payment of taxes, a separate set of books and records, and, if required, contractor registration or electrical contract licensing.
Hearing Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -- 3:30 pm
WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1300&Year=2017 (opens a new browser tab)
|Operations||Committee Report, Do Pass Substitute||2017-02-15|