Bill to Classify ‘Gig’ Workers as Contractors Advances - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 14, 2018
A controversial bill that would classify workers in the “gig economy” as independent contractors has passed the Tennessee House Consumer and Human Resources Committee, the Nashville Post reports. The online app Handy, which connects people with household workers and handymen, is pushing for the legislation, which would allow these workers to avoid the classification of “employee,” thereby bypassing many regulations. The bill has already passed in the Tennessee Senate and is expected to pass in the full House.