House Commerce abandons independent contractor bill

The House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development will not take any more testimony this year on the controversial bill regarding the definition of independent contractors. The committee spent most of its committee time this year trying to work out disagreements between business lobbyists and labor unions on H.867. The committee made a last-ditch attempt […]


House Commerce to consider amendments to worker bill

The committee that unanimously passed a bill that would change Vermont’s laws on independent contractors will spend the week wading through labor-friendly amendments. The House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development is scheduled to take testimony this week on at least four amendments to H.867, the independent contractor bill that has been delayed three times […]


Independent contractor bill delayed again

The House of Representatives has put off the floor vote on one controversial bill for the third time this month. The vote on H.867, a bill that would change Vermont’s legal definitions of an independent contractor versus an employee, was scheduled for March 17, then anticipated on March 29 and scheduled for March 31, before […]