|Posted:||February 26, 2021 12:50 PM|
|From:||Representative Perry S. Warren|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Traveling Sales Crew Worker Misclassification Act|
|Traveling sales businesses almost exclusively recruit unemployed or under-employed young adults, promising a fun job, travel, and high profits. Instead, recruits frequently find themselves in unfamiliar places with limited options and in situations at high risk for labor trafficking. Tragic circumstances have occurred in the past when vans have crashed, killing young workers.
One challenge is that business owners are able to classify sales crew members as independent contractors or outdoor salespeople—affording workers few labor protections. That is why I am introducing the Traveling Sales Crew Worker Misclassification Act. This legislation will require traveling sales workers to be recognized as employees with all attendant rights and entitlements, rather than as independent contractors. The bill also requires traveling sales crews to register with the Department of Labor and Industry, carry insurance, and ensure vehicles used by crews are safe. Lastly, the bill provides protections against the exploitation of these vulnerable workers.
Please consider joining me in sponsoring this legislation and protecting young salespeople and workers in Pennsylvania.