H.R.6988 - Helping Gig Economy Workers Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Miller, Carol D. [R-WV-3] (Introduced 05/22/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/22/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6988 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/22/2020)
Helping Gig Economy Workers Act of 2020
This bill temporarily permits digital marketplace companies (e.g., Lyft, DoorDash, Airbnb, etc.) to provide benefits to workers during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic without such actions establishing those workers as employees or independent contractors or establishing the company as a joint employer under federal, state, or local laws.
This bill applies to digital marketplace companies that provide, among other things, financial assistance, health benefits, training, health checks and personal protective equipment to individuals working through such marketplaces during the period beginning on March 15, 2020, and ending on the later of June 30, 2021, or the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.