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H.R. 76: Protect the Gig Economy Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 76

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protect the Gig Economy Act of 2019.

2.

Protecting the gig economy from class actions

Rule 23(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (3), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:

(5)

the claim does not allege the mis­clas­si­fi­ca­tion of employees as independent contractors.

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