H.R. 3178 (112th): Employee Misclassification Prevention Act

Introduced:
Oct 13, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Lynn Woolsey
Representative for California's 6th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Oct 13, 2011
Length
15 pages
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Status

This bill was introduced on October 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Oct 13, 2011
Referred to Committee Oct 13, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to require persons to keep records of non-employees who perform labor or services for remuneration and to provide a special penalty for persons who misclassify employees as non-employees, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
32 cosponsors (32D) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Workforce Protections

House Ways and Means

Human Resources

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10/13/2011--Introduced.
Employee Misclassification Prevention Act - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to require every person to:
(1) keep records of non-employees (contractors) who perform labor or services (except substitute work), including through an entity such as a trust, estate, partnership, association, company, or corporation, for remuneration; and
(2) provide certain notice to each new employee and new non-employee, including classification as an employee or non-employee and information concerning their rights under the law.
Makes it unlawful for any person to: (1) discharge or otherwise discriminate against an individual (including an employee) who has opposed any practice, or filed a complaint or instituted any proceeding related to this Act, including with respect to an individual's status as an employee or non-employee; and (2) fail to classify accurately an employee or non-employee.
Doubles the amount of liquidated damages for maximum hours, minimum wage, and notice of classification violations by an employer. Subjects a person who: (1) violates such requirements (including recordkeeping requirements) to a civil penalty of up to $1,100, or (2) repeatedly or willfully violates such requirements to a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for each violation.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to establish a webpage on the Department of Labor website that summarizes the rights of employees under this Act and other appropriate information.
Amends the Social Security Act to require, as a condition for a federal grant for the administration of state unemployment compensation, for the state's unemployment compensation law to include a provision for:
(1) auditing programs that identify employers that have not registered under the state law or that are paying unreported compensation where the effect is to exclude employees from unemployment compensation coverage, and
(2) establishing administrative penalties for misclassifying employees or paying unreported unemployment compensation to employees.
Requires any office, administration, or division of the Department of Labor to report any misclassification of an employee by a person subject to the FLSA that it discovers to the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Authorizes the WHD to report such information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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