Nevada governor vetoes bill on classification of workers
Saying the current system is adequate, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a bill aimed at preventing employers from misclassifying workers to avoid paying into workers' comp and other benefit systems.
Democratic lawmakers had passed the bill over the objections of Republicans.
S.B. 208 would have required that five state agencies share information related to suspected employee misclassification and would have created a task force to evaluate the situation.
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy was quoted as criticizing the governor, saying his philosophy is that the free market will take care of it but that the free market is cheating. Sen. Mike Schneider said the state lacks the manpower to deal with the issue of employers misclassifying workers as independent contractors.
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June 30, 2011
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