Ohio

Ohio Bill Would make it More Difficult to Establish an Independent-Contractor Relationship

A bill was recently introduced in the Ohio legislature which would pose an existential threat to companies that do business with independent contractors. The bill, H.B. 568, would establish a new more stringent seven-part statutory test to determine a worker’s status for purposes of several state laws. H.B. 568 would amend the minimum wage, workers’ compensation, unemployment, and tax law… Read more →

Ohio Bill Would Create a Uniform Definition of Employee for Purposes of Minimum Wage, Prevailing Wage, Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment, and Income Tax Laws, part 2

Employer Requirements and Restrictions The bill would also place the following requirements and restrictions on employers: No employer shall fail to designate an individual who performs services for the employer as an employee unless the individual’s services are excluded from employment under the proposed uniform definition. The director of commerce shall not use an employer’s failure to withhold federal or… Read more →

Ohio Bill Would Create a Uniform Definition of Employee for Purposes of Minimum Wage, Prevailing Wage, Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment, and Income Tax Laws, part 1

Ohio H.B. 347 Status: Introduced, November 12, 2013 Under this bill, Ohio would create a uniform definition of employee for the purposes of several major labor and tax laws.  The bill would also create penalties and allow for civil actions for improperly classifying an employee or violating several other related requirements and restrictions. Uniform Definition of Employee The proposed uniform… Read more →

To Senate Committee on Insurance, Commerce, and Labor

Bill S.B. 107 This would bill create a uniform standard for determining whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor. For purposes of the bill, an employee is an individual who performs services for compensation for an employer, but an employee does not mean an individual who performs services for an employer and to whom all of the following conditions… Read more →

Bill Creating Uniform “Employee” Definition Goes to Committee

Bill: H 523 Creates generally uniform definition of “employee” for purposes of minimum fair wage standards, bimonthly pay, prevailing wage, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, and income tax laws. IC definition as proposed consists of ABC Test with additional four factors with burden of proof on party asserting IC status. Makes a “delivery driver engaged in distributing meat products, vegetable products, fruit… Read more →