Employee Misclassification Bill Fails in State Senate

Bill S 207

Makes it a felony to knowingly file a false statement or false supporting documentation of independent contractor status for purposes of workers’ compensation; makes it a misdemeanor to misclassify an employee as an independent contractor for purposes of unemployment compensation. Prohibits an employer from classifying an employee as an independent contractor in order to avoid duties of workers’ compensation provisions.

Status as of May 31, 2010: Failed – Adjourned (March 14, 2010)

Source: American Trucking Association and/or Direct Selling Association