States addressing contractor misclassification problems

March 26, 2013

New Jersey’s legislature is one of at least five state assemblies considering changes in employee and contractor classification.

On March 14, the state assembly transportation committee reported favorably on the Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act.  The bill, A1578, is opposed by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association. An identical bill, S1450, also was introduced in the state’s senate.