Senate Bill 338
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Helping Gig Economy Workers Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Feb 22, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Feb 22, 2021
Latest Action
Feb 22, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
338
Congress
117
Policy Area
Labor and Employment
Labor and Employment
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting hiring and composition of the workforce, wages and benefits, labor-management relations; occupational safety, personnel management, unemployment compensation. Measures concerning public-sector employment may fall under Government Operations and Politics policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Indiana
Louisiana
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Helping Gig Economy Workers Act of 2021

This bill temporarily permits digital marketplace companies (e.g., Lyft, DoorDash, Airbnb, etc.) to provide benefits to workers during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic without such actions establishing those workers as employees or independent contractors or establishing the company as a joint employer under federal, state, or local laws.

This bill applies to digital marketplace companies that provide, among other things, financial assistance, health benefits, training, health checks and personal protective equipment to individuals working through such marketplaces during the period beginning on March 15, 2020, and ending on the later of December 31, 2021, or the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Text (1)
February 22, 2021
Actions (2)
02/22/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
02/22/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 23, 2021 6:57:13 AM
Updated
Mar 26, 2021 5:07:50 AM