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Introduced in House (07/25/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4069


To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to harmonize the definition of employee with the common law.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2019

Ms. Stefanik (for herself, Mr. Byrne, and Mr. David P. Roe of Tennessee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to harmonize the definition of employee with the common law.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Modern Worker Empowerment Act”.

SEC. 2. Amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to harmonize the definition of employee.

(a) Definition of employee.—Section 3(e)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 203(e)(1)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: “, as determined under the usual common law rules (as applied for purposes of section 3121(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986)”.

(b) Definition of employ.—Section 3(g) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 203(g)) is amended by inserting “an employee” after “permit”.