Thursday, September 15, 2011

MCAA Legislative Action Alert: Letters Needed to Urge California Governor to Veto Job Killing IC Bill


REMINDER - YOUR VETO LETTER IS NEEDED NOW TO STOP JOBS KILLING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR BILL IN CALIFORNIA

Last week, the California Legislature passed SB 459 which would penalize and impose severe financial penalties (up to $25,00 per violation) against any company that “willfully misclassifies” any individual as an independent contractor.  Furthermore SB 459 requires an employer who has been found to have willfully misclassified an individual to: post a notice on the company website stating that the employer has committed a serious violation of the law. The bill does nothing to clarify the definition of who qualifies for independent contractor status.