H. R. 5176
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 29, 2010
Mr. Hoekstra introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to prohibit States and Territories from classifying self-employed individuals as employees under State collective bargaining laws.
This Act may be cited as the
Family and Independent Business
Protection Act of 2010.
Prohibition on classification of self-employed individuals as employees
Section 14 of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 164) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no State or territory may define or classify any person as an employee of the State or Territory for purposes of the employment, labor relations, or collective bargaining laws or regulations of that State or territory, by reason of such person’s receipt of or eligibility for any payment or subsidy funded in whole or in part by the United States.