A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION THAT CERTAIN TAXICAB DRIVERS ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND NOT EMPLOYEES UNDER THE WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT.
Enacts new GS 97-5.1 to create a rebuttable presumption that any person who operates and has an ownership or leasehold interest in a passenger motor vehicle that is operated as a taxicab is an independent contractor for purposes of GS Chapter 97 and not an employee as defined in GS 97-2. Defines passenger motor vehicle that is operated as a taxicab by passenger capacity and services provided.
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