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General Assembly



January Session, 2011

LCO No. 5512



Offered by:


SEN. DOYLE, 9th Dist.

REP. TABORSAK, 109th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 911

File No. 207

Cal. No. 153

In line 4, insert ", and in section 3 of this act" after "act"

Strike lines 56 to 76, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2012) (a) Not later than seven calendar days after the date on which a registry supplies, refers or places an individual with a consumer, the registry shall provide the consumer with a written notice, to be signed by the consumer, specifying the legal liabilities of such registry to the individual supplied or referred to or placed with the consumer. If the registry maintains an Internet web site, a sample of the notice shall be posted on such Internet web site.

(b) Each notice provided to a consumer pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be written in plain language and shall comply with the plain language standard detailed in section 42-152 of the general statutes. Such notice shall include a statement identifying the registry as an employer, joint employer, leasing employer or nonemployer, as applicable, along with a statement advising the consumer he or she may be considered an employer under law and, if that is the case, the consumer may be held responsible for the payment of federal and state taxes, Social Security, overtime and minimum wage, unemployment, workers' compensation insurance payments and any other applicable payment required under state or federal law. The notice shall also include a statement that the consumer should consult a tax professional if he or she is uncertain about his or her responsibility for the payment of such taxes or payments.

(c) For purposes of this section, a homemaker-companion agency that supplies, refers or places an independent contractor with a consumer for the provision of companion or homemaker services shall be considered a registry, as defined in section 20-670 of the general statutes, and shall be required to provide the consumer with a notice pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. "