SB 6276 would destroy part-time jobs, slow economic growth and increase costs for products and services
- The state Legislature is considering SB 6276 that would seek to add additional regulations to independent and temporary workers.
- SB 6276 would reclassify freelance workers as employees and adds full-time employee minimum wage and Labor and Industry restrictions to the independent worker.
- SB 6276 would prevent independent workers from choosing when and how they want to work.
- SB 6276 would effectively eliminate certain job types that can be performed only on a part-time basis.
- Freelancers hired under a union collective bargaining agreement would be exempt from the work limits imposed by SB 6276.
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. In Washington state, small business owners employ 51% of the state’s total workforce – or 1.3 million people.
In eight Washington counties (Grant, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Okanogan, Garfield, Klickitat, Pacific, Wahkiakum), small businesses provide jobs for 80% to 100% of the workforce.