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Sept. 26, 2019, 1:11 AM

House Democrats to Renew Push for Worker Misclassification Bill

Jaclyn Diaz
Jaclyn Diaz

House Democrats later this year will re-introduce a bill that would penalize companies that wrongly classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

The measure, the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act, was most recently introduced last year by Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.). Democrats plan to roll it out before the end of the year, according to a House Education and Labor Committee aide. The core provisions of the bill will remain the same, but it is unclear who will be the legislation’s lead sponsor.

The bill comes as Uber, Lyft, and other gig economy companies have been embroiled in ...

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