House Bill 424

Last Action 02/10/21: to Small Business & Information Technology (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the recognition and registration of professional employer organizations.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1471
Sponsor P. Pratt
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 336 to declare that professional employer organizations provide a valuable service to commerce and should be properly recognized and regulated; define "client," "co-employer," "co-employment relationship," "covered employee," "insurer," "professional employer organization group," "person," "professional employer agreement," "professional employer organization," "professional employer services," "registrant," and "temporary help service"; indicate that covered employees shall be deemed employees of the client for purposes of determining tax credits or economic incentives; require a person providing professional employer services to be registered and to set forth the registration requirements; require professional employer organizations to pay a registration fee; require a professional employer organization to either maintain positive working capital or provide a bond, letter of credit, or security; set forth the rights and responsibilities of parties to a co-employment agreement; set forth the health insurance obligations of professional employer organizations; set forth the workers' compensation requirements of professional employer organizations and the client; set forth the unemployment insurance obligations of the professional employer organization and the client; prohibit a person from knowingly providing professional employer services without becoming registered and set forth actions that may be taken by the Department of Workers' Claims against any person in violation; amend the definition of "premium" in KRS 342.0011 to include co-employment relationships with a professional employer organization; amend KRS 342.990 to delete references to KRS 342.615; repeal KRS 342.615; state that the provisions of this Act are severable.
Index Headings of Original Version Economic Development - Incentives, effect of professional employer organization
Labor and Industry - Professional employer organizations, regulation
Personnel and Employment - Professional employer organizations, regulation
Unemployment Compensation - Wages, payment by professional employer organizations
Workers' Compensation - Coverage, requirements for professional employer organizations


  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Small Business & Information Technology (H)

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