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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 4, 2019 10:39 AM
From: Representative Pam Snyder
To: All House members
Subject: Responding to Misclassification Complaints
All employees receive specific protections under the law. However, when employees are intentionally misclassified as independent contractors, they are robbed of their hard-won rights. The employer may save a few bucks, but this practice hurts law-abiding businesses and workers that are simply trying to earn an honest day’s pay, support their families, and better their communities.

This bill addresses misclassification by requiring the Department of Labor and Industry to confirm the receipt of misclassification complaints within 15 days. Responsiveness and open communication are hallmarks of good government, and these changes will encourage people to come forward and ensure that the Department is properly enforcing the law.

In the legislature, we are always looking at ways to help Pennsylvanians secure stable, well-paying, family-sustaining jobs. Addressing worker misclassification is vital to achieving that mission. Help me support Pennsylvania’s workers and law-abiding employers by supporting this bill.

This legislation is part of a package of bills that addresses employee misclassification in Pennsylvania.

Introduced as HB718