An Indiana invoice filed Monday would assume that the employees of basic contractors or subcontractors performing government-support tasks are staff for staff compensation and tax functions.
S.B. 126 would amend state legal guidelines to ascertain a presumption that staff offering labor on authorities tasks are staff except the contractor or subcontractor can present proof they’re correctly categorized as an impartial employee.
The tasks coated by the invoice embody any tax-advantaged development or development paid out of public funds or a particular evaluation, such because the constructing of a authorities construction, bridge, sewer or comparable public enchancment.
The laws would additionally require that the state’s departments of income, labor, workforce growth and staff compensation report twice yearly, starting on Jan. 2, 2022, on any suspected improper classifications of contractors or subcontractors engaged on such tasks.