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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is a reporter for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.
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Wisconsin launches worker misclassification task force

By |April 17th, 2019|

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order launching a joint enforcement task force on payroll fraud and worker misclassification.
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Regulatory update: DOL joint-employer rule, California IC bill; ACA fate

By |April 3rd, 2019|

Joint employment, independent contractor classification and the fate of the Affordable Care Act each saw recent developments.
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DOL publishes new overtime rule

By |March 27th, 2019|

The Office of the Federal Register last week officially published the proposal that would make more employees eligible for overtime. The public comments period end May 21.
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Seattle targets IC misclassification

By |February 27th, 2019|

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution targeting the misclassification of workers as independent contractors when they should be designated as employees.
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NLRB rejects request to stop proposed joint-employer rule

By |January 23rd, 2019|

NLRB Chairman John Ring last week rejected a request from two Democratic House lawmakers to back off on the board’s proposed joint-employer rule reverting to a more narrow scope.
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Supreme Court: Trucking company cannot force arbitration in IC case

By |January 16th, 2019|

All transportation workers are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act, which otherwise deems arbitration binding, the court ruled.
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Opposing H-1B program changes

By |January 9th, 2019|

A trade group voices its concerns over proposed rule while endorsing streamlining the visa process.
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H-1B proposal would benefit higher-educated applicants

By |December 5th, 2018|

Proposed changes to the H-1B visa system would streamline the application process and increase the number of such visas going to workers with a master’s degree or higher, but business leaders raise concerns.
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Amazon sets minimum pay to $15/hr in US, including contingents

By |October 3rd, 2018|

Online retail giant Amazon announced it will increase its hourly minimum wage to $15 for all US workers, including contingents, and encourages other companies to follow suit.
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Procurement software firm buys VMS provider DCR workforce

By |September 12th, 2018|

The acquisition could be a watershed moment for the industry, signaling a potential shift away from traditional MSP partners
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