We have exciting news! Friday HB 2015 was passed by the Senate! HB 2015 creates a penalty for misclassifying workers on on government contracts. This is the first time that the misclassification of workers as independent contractors has carried a penalty under Texas law! In the next few days, it should be on its way to the Governor. We can’t quite celebrate yet, since its up to him to sign it, but its looking good.
HB 2015 is limited to government contracts, unlike HB 1925 which we have worked on with construction industry leadres this session, but it is an important step in the right direction!