Independent contractor clarification passes Senate

A measure that clarifies the definition of an independent contractor was passed in the Senate on Wednesday. Chamber-supported SB 77 (Schickel) creates a fair, straightforward procedure that streamlines compliance and ensures a level playing field for employers. Current laws are ambiguous and confusing for those hiring subcontractors. The implementation of a simplified system requiring proof that a subcontractor is truly an independent, legitimate business should be added to the existing laws to speed enforcement. The measure also provides clarity to the Revenue Cabinet’s current authority and streamlines compliance and will enhance revenue collections. Please contact Sen. John Schickel and thank him for his support and hard work to pass this measure in the Senate.

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