This bill — the Protect the Gig Economy Act of 2018 — would prohibit class action lawsuits alleging the misclassification of employees as independent contractors from being filed against businesses. The right of workers to individually sue for alleged misclassification would not be impacted.
What is House Bill H.R. 76?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 76
In-Depth: This bill from the 115th Congress was reintroduced by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) to prevent gig economy companies which rely on an independent contractor business model from facing class action lawsuits alleging the misclassification of workers who are employees.
Federal courts have ruled on several misclassification suits involving gig economy companies, finding in each that the workers involved for Grubhub and Uber were properly classified as independent contractors.
This bill has had no cosponsors in either the 115th or 116th Congresses.
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Protect the Gig Economy Act of 2019
To amend Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to protect the "gig economy" and small businesses that operate in large part through contractor services from the threat of costly class action litigation, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2019
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