IC Laws: State Laws Enacted and Federal Bills Proposed (Since July 2007)

Publishers’ Note:  Federal and State legislative initiatives to curtail misclassification of Independent Contractors began in the second half of 2007, as noted in an early article on the topic co-authored by one of the publishers.  The following sets forth all federal bills proposed as well as state laws enacted since that date.  (The list of state laws includes one pre-2007 law: the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law.)  There have been no federal laws enacted during this time due to an absence of Congressional consensus.  See related blog post published on Nov. 26, 2012.

Federal Bills Proposed Since July 2007

  • Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 4611)
  • Fair Playing Field Act of 2013 (S.1706)
  • Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013 (S.1687)
  • Independent Contractor Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2012 (H.R. 6653)
  • Fair Playing Field Act of 2012 (H.R. 4123)
  • Employee Misclassification Prevention Act of 2011 (H.R. 3178)
  • Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2011 (S. 770)
  • Fair Playing Field Act of 2010 (H.R. 6128)
  • Employee Misclassification Prevention Act of 2010 (H.R. 3178)
  • Taxpayer Responsibility, Accountability, and Consistency (TRAC) Act of 2009 (S. 2882 and H.R. 3408).
  • Employee Misclassification Prevention Act of 2008 (S. 3254) and (H.R. 5107)
  • Independent Contractor Proper Classification Act of 2007 (S. 2044)

State Laws Enacted Since July 2007

Selected Bills Vetoed By Governors