Attorneys: Illinois likely to follow California, introduce stricter rules for independent contractors

Friday, November 1, 2019

Matthew Glavin and Jeremy Glenn were quoted in the Cook County Record discussing Illinois attempting to introduce legislation to tighten the rules over who can be classified as an independent contractor. "We anticipate that the Illinois General Assembly will be following California’s lead, and will introduce legislation aimed at making it harder for 'gig economy' companies to classify workers as independent contractors," said Matt. He added: "We will be actively involved in the legislative process on behalf of our clients who are concerned about the consequences of such legislation." Jeremy said different individuals and representatives of left-wing progressive labor and political groups, are discussing strategy ahead of a possible filing of a bill next year. "In my view when it comes to employment, Illinois has often followed California," Glenn said. He expects political progressives across the country and in Illinois to "look very carefully" at the California legislation over the next number of months.

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