WC/TAXI DRIVER/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 163 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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.
Intro. by Samuelson, Dollar, Jeter.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 8 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change.

House committee substitute changes the long title. The original long title was:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXEMPT TAXICAB DRIVERS WHO ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS FROM COVERAGE UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT.

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Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 3 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Changes long title.

    Provides, in GS 97-5.1 (Presumption that taxicab drivers are independent contractors), that the presumption that taxicab drivers are independent contractors is not rebutted solely because a taxicab accepts a trip request to be at a specific place at a specific time, but the presumption can be rebutted by application of the common law test for determining employment status.


  • Summary date: Feb 26 2013 - More information

    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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