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Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Benefits for independent workers. Requires one or more independent workers who want to establish a benefit group (group) to provide work-related benefits to group members to register with the department of labor (department) and file annual reports with the department commissioner summarizing the group's activities. Requires the group to establish an hourly rate or rates for payment of services performed by a group member, including in each hourly rate an amount attributable to each work-related benefit chosen by a group member, plus an amount, not to exceed 0.5%, attributable to the cost of administering that work-related benefit, unless the members Benefits for independent workers. Requires one or more independent workers who want to establish a benefit group (group) to provide work-related benefits to group members to register with the department of labor (department) and file annual reports with the department commissioner summarizing the group's activities. Requires the group to establish an hourly rate or rates for payment of services performed by a group member, including in each hourly rate an amount attributable to each work-related benefit chosen by a group member, plus an amount, not to exceed 0.5%, attributable to the cost of administering that work-related benefit, unless the members approve a greater amount. Provides that amounts paid for work-related benefits and associated administrative costs are payable only from earned income. Provides that an independent worker who resigns membership in a group may not be required to sign a noncompete agreement. Establishes a benefit group council, consisting of a representative of each group, to recommend and administer the work-related benefits offered by the groups, including the receipt and remittance of amounts attributable to the work-related benefits and associated costs. Requires the council to file annual reports with the department commissioner summarizing the council's activities. ... View more