Bloomberg Law
May 2, 2018, 10:45 AM

Gig Bills May Be in Works After Labor Department Report

Tyrone Richardson
Tyrone Richardson

Lawmakers are poised to use an upcoming Labor Department report as a springboard for legislation to provide portable benefits and other protections for the gig economy workforce, officials told Bloomberg Law.

“I think all of us in Congress, whether we are on the relevant committees or not, will need to take a close look at it because we are going to have to make some changes to our laws,” and the report would help inform those changes, said Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Workforce Protections Subcommittee.

Byrne and other lawmakers told Bloomberg ...

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