H. R. 76
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 3, 2019
Mr. Biggs introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to protect the
gig economy and small businesses that operate in large part through contractor services from the threat of
costly class action litigation, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Protect the Gig Economy Act of 2019.
Protecting the gig economy from class actions
Rule 23(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is amended—
in paragraph (3), by striking
and at the end;
in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
the claim does not allege the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.