From JDSupra, McGuire Woods reports on the North Carolina Assembly including a House Committee t that was continuing to look at legislation to reform the laws governing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. They state:
“House continuing study of H482, Employee Misclassification Reform
On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, a five-person subcommittee of the House Judiciary II committee heard public comment regarding HB 482, Employee Misclassification Reform. The primary issue of the meeting focused on the classification of employee versus independent contractor, while other issues included a provision on prohibiting employee retaliation, Industrial Commission stop work orders prohibiting companies from operating without proper workers’ compensation, and technical issues raised by staff and state agencies.
The NC Department of Revenue, NC Justice Center, NC Chamber, and Retail Merchants, were among those testifying before the committee. The NC Industrial Commission submitted recommendations to the committee, but did not present at the July 14 meeting.
The subcommittee will meet again tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 1:00 pm, and is expected to release a new draft bill in the coming weeks to the full House Judiciary II committee.
Watch a video from the meeting here. Read a summary of H482 here….”
See the entire week in review at North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review