Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Coalition Finds Successes During Legislative Session
Our Chamber Coalition had several successes in this year’s session
As the 2020 legislative short session has now ended, both small business owners and workers are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Despite a flurry of bills introduced earlier in the session that would have eliminated jobs, decreased pay and increased product and service costs, only a few bills made it across the finish line to become law.
One the bills that failed to pass was Senate Bill 6276, which was an effort to convert freelance workers into employees and prevent workers from working when they want to. Couple this with Senate Bill 6516, which would have limited the working week to 32 hours at regular hourly rates, and you would have had a recipe for job cuts and companies going out of business.