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West Virginia Lawmakers Advance Worker Misclassification Tests

Feb. 25, 2020, 8:38 PM

West Virginia lawmakers are advancing a worker classification bill that opponents say makes it easier for employers to avoid providing certain benefits.

The measure, S.B. 528, passed the state Senate on Monday by a margin of 17-16, largely along party lines, with most Republicans voting for and Democrats against the measure. It now heads to the House of Delegates where the GOP holds a 58 to 41 majority.

Sen. Charles Trump (R), the bill’s sponsor, told his colleagues that the bill’s purpose was to “establish a fairly bright line test for determining who is going to be classified as an...

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