June 22, 2018
HR Policy and 127 other employer groups signed letters to Congress expressing concerns and strong opposition to the deceptively-named Workplace Democracy Act (S. 2810 and H.R. 5728), the provisions of which include severely limiting independent contractor status for many individuals.
The sweeping legislation is a wish-list of changes to labor and employment law, including:
Why it matters: Although the legislation will not move this year in the Republican-controlled Congress, it lays down a marker for what Democrats are likely to pursue over the next two years. Significantly, the legislation could see action in a Democrat-controlled House, depending on the election results in November.