Employee or Independent Contractor?

New State Employment Laws Set to Take Effect on January 1, 2021 

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From JDSupraBruce Sarchet and Heather St. Clair provide an outstasnding review employment that take effect in 2021. The following are the laws relating to independent contractors from their list.

LawMain TopicSummaryEffective Date
California
AB 323Contingent Workforce – Independent ContractorsExtends for one year (until January 1, 2022) the exception from the ABC test for newspaper carriers. 1/1/2021
Iowa
SB 2296Contingent Workforce – Independent ContractorsEstablishes the circumstances under which certain independent contractors are not considered employees for purposes of various laws.7/1/2021
Louisiana
SB 68Employee DefinitionsProvides the definitions of “employee” and excludes independent contractors from definition of “employment” for the purpose of unemployment benefits.1/1/2021
Minnesota
Minneapolis Ord. No. 2019-00699Contingent Workforce – Independent ContractorsCreates the Freelance Worker Protection Ordinance; requires contracts for service to be set forth in writing and provides an enforcement mechanism for failure to pay a worker as agreed upon in the contract.1/1/2021
Virginia
HB 1407 (SB 744)Contingent Workforce: Independent ContractorsCreates a presumption that a worker is an employee, unless either party proves independent contractor status under federal IRS guidelines.  Prohibits worker misclassification, providing civil penalties and prohibiting contract awards from public bodies and covered individuals for violations.1/1/2021

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