Senator Mayne Discusses Worker Classification Legislation

Senator Karen Mayne discusses her legislation for the upcoming session designed to curb abuses by some employers that allows them to avoid paying taxes and keep workers from accessing basic legal reports:

SB 35 attempts to restrict those who are labeled owners of an LLC by establishing certain criteria:

  • The owner must be an active manager
  • The owner must hold at least 20 percent ownership interest
  • The owner must not be subject to workplace supervision

“We just want to make sure everybody is working for the same goal — that is a good wage, doing a good job,” said David Spatafore, a lobbyist hired by a consortium of construction industry business owners concerned about the effect of the labor practice.

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