Sen. Mayne’s Worker Classification Bills

Senator Karen Mayne’s landmark legislation, Senate Bill 35, was featured this week in news reports by KSL Television and the Deseret News. Click here for KSL’s report and interview with Senator Mayne and here for the Deseret News article.

Senate Bill 35, along with its companion bills, SB 11 and SB 191, closed a loophole that allowed companies to designate workers as “owners,” thereby avoiding paying taxes and other employee-related costs. Senator Mayne’s legislation insures the protection of workers’ rights.

Senator Mayne predicts her landmark legislation will serve as a model for other states. She has already been contacted by lawmakers in Hawaii, Colorado, and Illinois who are interested in sponsoring similar legislation for their states.

Click here for archived post of bill signings.

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