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Short Titles as Introduced

Helping Gig Economy Workers Act of 2020

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Official Title as Introduced

To promote the general health and well-being of individuals accessing work through digital marketplace companies, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/22/2020Introduced in House

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05/22/2020Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/22/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28]* 05/22/2020
Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12]* 05/22/2020
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2]* 05/22/2020
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7]* 05/22/2020
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] 05/27/2020

Committees (1)

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House Education and Labor05/22/2020 Referred to

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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.