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House Passes Gig Economy Bill That Could Affect WC System

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 1108 | 0 | 50 min read

The Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday voted 66-48 to give final approval to a bill that will classify hundreds of handymen, landscapers, house cleaners and others as independent contractors, not employees of online marketplace services. The Senate already endorsed the measure, and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has said he won’t oppose it, assuring it will take effect later this year. Known as the “gig economy” or “marketplace contractor” bill, the measure will make Tennessee the eighth state to adopt or consider the rules, which were requested b...

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