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Bill Status H.867

H.867

An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Sponsors:

Location: House Committee on Ways and Means

Last Recorded Action: 5/2/2016 - Referred to Committee on <strong>Ways and Means</strong> per Rule 35(a)

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
5 min. after adj.

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Ken Eaton, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Laura Backus Hall, State Relations Executive, NCCI
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
5 min. after caucus

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Brian Bennett, Direct Sellers Association
Bryan Harrison, Amway
Theresa Flores, Mary Kay
Chris Vintinner, Technical Manager, Control Technologies, Inc.
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:30 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Committee discussion


Thursday, February 18, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Worker's Center
Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO
After

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Keith J. Kasper, Member, VBA Workers Comp. Committee
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
5 min. after adj.

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Corina Schaffner-Segard, Defense Attorney

Friday, February 19, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
Dirk Anderson, Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
5 min. after adj.

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:45 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Committee discussion

Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:30 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Amendments to committee bill

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5 min after adj

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Amendments to committee bill

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dirk Anderson, Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
2:30 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Committee Discussion

Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Working Vermont
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dirk Anderson, Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
5 min after adj

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

John Hollar, Lobbyist, Vermont Insurance Agents Association
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dirk Anderson, Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:15 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Updates and committee discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
5 min. after adj.

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Committee discussion and final mark up if needed

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Robert Miller, REM Development

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
6:00 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Committee discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
Dirk Anderson, Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Chris Rice, Lobbyist
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Working Vermont
Catherine Davis, Vice President for Strategy and Public Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Friday, March 11, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
1:50 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont
Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Steve Patterson, Executive Director, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
Tess Kennedy, Lobbyist, Associated Industries of Vermont
John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
4:45 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Committee bill voted out

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
After Assembly

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 18, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 min. after Floor

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Dirk Anderson, General Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
1:00 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Room 10.

Rep. Michael Marcotte, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Rep. William Botzow, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
2:30 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Ethan Allen room (located at the back of the Statehouse dining room).

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tom Buchanan, Self-Advocate

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Ethan Allen room (located at the back of the Statehouse dining room).

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Mike Plageman, Co-owner, Plageman, Gagnon & Daughters
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jeff Couture, Executive Director, Vermont Technology Alliance
David Mickenberg, Lobbyist, Working Vermont
Rep. Jean O'Sullivan, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Catherine Davis, Vice President for Strategy and Public Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Alan Bjerke, Attorney
John Hollar, Lobbyist, Vermont Insurance Agents Association

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Room 10.

Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Brattleboro
Rep. Curt McCormack, Burlington
Rep. James Masland, Thetford
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO
Matt Durocher, Business Manager, Carpenters Local 1996
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Dan Mulcahy, Labor Management Representative, Sheet Metal Workers Local 63
Jocelyn Jones, Attorney, Segal Roitman, LLP
John LeBourveau , Vice President Human Resources, Seventh Generation

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Enforcement Issues and committee discussion on amendments

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
Susanne Young, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Rep. Susan Davis, Sponsor of amendment
Rep. Johannah Donovan, Sponsor of amendment
Rep. Christopher Pearson, Sponsor of amendment
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Amendments to H.867

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
11:15 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Amendments to H.867

Matt Dodds, Brandthropology
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 1, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
15 min after adj

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Rep. Helen Head, Chair, House Committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
1:00 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Amendments

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dirk Anderson, Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
Rep. Oliver Olsen, Windham-Bennington-Windsor
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:30 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Amendments - committee discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 min after adj

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Amendments - committee discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Ben Johnson, President, American Federation of Teachers and VT AFL-CIO
4:50 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Time for legislators to come and talk with the committee

Rep. Patricia Komline, House Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Timothy Jerman, Essex
Tracy Holmes, Independent Contractor, Essex Jct.
Scott Brown, Essex Jct.
Rep. James Masland, Thetford
Rep. Daniel Connor, Fairfield
Rep. Joey Purvis, Colchester
Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Montpelier
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Rep. Mollie S. Burke, Brattleboro
Rep. Susan Davis, Chelsea

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Ben Johnson, President, American Federation of Teachers and VT AFL-CIO
15 min after adj

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Witnesses to be determined


Friday, April 8, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Victoria King, Government Relations, United Parcel Service
1:00 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Brian Ames, Putney
Catherine Ruckelshaus, General Counsel and Program Director, National Employment Law Project
Jocelyn Jones, Attorney, Segal Roitman, LLP
Rep. Tristan Toleno, Brattleboro

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
2:15 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification - Other witnesses to be announced

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Dirk Anderson, Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor
Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Montpelier

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867-independent Contractors and misclassification - Witnesses and committee discussion

David Sichel, Deputy Director of Group Services, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Peggy Tucker, Wolf Pac, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Ken Canning, Director, Risk Management Services, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Assocation
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
11:15 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures of workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification - amendment

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 min after adj

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification


Thursday, April 14, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
3:00 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification

Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Sponsor of amendment to H.867, Montpelier
Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 15, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
-15 min after adj

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
3:15 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO
Steve Patterson, Executive Director, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
Amy Schullenberger, Lobbyist, American Federation of Teachers
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Katie Taylor, Government Affairs Director, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
15 min after adj

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification - Committee discussion and mark up

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:20 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification - Committee discussion and mark up

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of the Legislative Council
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor
Dirk Anderson, Counsel, Vermont Department of Labor

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
10:20 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification - committee discussion

10:50 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification - committee discussion

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Assocation/Vermont Insurance Agents Association
Steve Patterson, Executive Director, Home Builders and Remodelers Association
David Mickenberg, Attorney, Vermont Building & Construction Trades Council
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Tess Kennedy, Lobbyist, Associated General Contractors of Vermont
Dennis LaBounty, Vermont State Labor Council/AFL-CIO
Catherine Z. Davis, Director of Government Affairs, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce & GBIC
Kendal Melvin, Government Affairs Specialist, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Ben Johnson, President, American Federation of Teachers and VT AFL-CIO
Chris Rice, Lobbyist, McLean, Meehan & Rice
Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
11:00 AM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

S.23 - Required disclosures for workers' compensation settlements; H.867 - independent contractors and misclassification - committee discussion


Monday, May 2, 2016
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
2:00 PM

H.867 - An act relating to classification of employees and independent contractors

Hooper Amendment in Room 11

Rep. Mary S. Hooper, Montpelier