US HB6988 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 10-1)
Status: Introduced on May 22 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-05-22 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Pending: House Education and Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


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.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 June 30, 2021, or the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Helping Gig Economy Workers Act of 2020



2020-05-22HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
2020-05-22HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB3773 (Same As) 2020-05-20 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


US Congress State Sources

Bill Comments 750