Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is now urged to sign a bill that would give the state a mandated 20-point test to assess whether a person is employed by a company or is an entrepreneur to determine whether a worker is eligible for employee compensation.
HB 539, introduced by Rector Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, went to the House on Thursday and the Senate on Monday.
The bill would introduce employers and the State Department for Labor and Labor Development to the Internal Revenue Service's 20-factor test "To determine if there is an employer relationship for the state's wage and hourly rates, labor legislation on health and safety from 1972, the law on employment protection in Tennessee and the legislation on drug-free workplace and determines whether a person is an independent contractor or an employee according to the Employment Compensation Act ", a summary of proposition permits.
The test contains such issues of working time, training, integration into the business of the company, level of investment of employee resources, and the right to leave a worker.
The rapporteurs say the bill aims to cut back on frivolous's demands in employee compensation, according to media reports. [1