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Canada: BC’s Temp foreign worker protections become law

British Columbia’s Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act has received royal assent, making it official law, The (Kelowna, B.C.) Daily Courier reports.
By |February 6th, 2019|0 Comments
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Buckle up: CW trends promise an exciting ride

Developments from last year are shaping into an exciting 2019. From direct sourcing getting a facelift to the European-style MSP gaining traction in the US, the year ahead holds numerous opportunities for elevating your program.
By |January 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Buckle up: CW trends promise an exciting ride
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NLRB reverses another Obama-era standard

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board overturned a board ruling from 2014 on who qualifies as independent contractors in a case involving a union effort to organize drivers at a SuperShuttle affiliate.
By |January 30th, 2019|Comments Off on NLRB reverses another Obama-era standard
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Going in-house? Tread carefully

A concern when developing an in-house program is that you don't always know what you don't know. Here’s a guide to keep you on track.
By |January 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Going in-house? Tread carefully
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IT services exec pleads guilty to H-1B visa fraud

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit visa fraud that resulted in more than $26 million in revenue for three IT services firms, the US Department of Justice announced.
By |January 30th, 2019|Comments Off on IT services exec pleads guilty to H-1B visa fraud
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Brexit: An uncertain climate

Many businesses in the UK are on edge as politicians struggle over a possible final deal on Brexit. SIA’s John Nurthen discusses the possible fallout on the workforce solutions ecosystem.
By |January 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Brexit: An uncertain climate
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NLRB rejects request to stop proposed joint-employer rule

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.
By |January 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on NLRB rejects request to stop proposed joint-employer rule
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Stay one step ahead

Over- and underestimating the pace and magnitude of impending change can be perilous. Be sure your program is prepared for change.
By |January 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Stay one step ahead
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When humans take the place of robots

We don’t hear it very often, but humans have been known to take robots’ jobs, writes Senior Editor Craig Johnson in The Staffing Stream. The news brings to mind larger questions: What limitations do robots have? How best to use them? Read more in The Staffing Stream.
By |January 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on When humans take the place of robots
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Feds hit Oracle over hiring practices

The US Department of Labor is accusing Oracle of discriminatory hiring practices and underpaying thousands of women and minority employees, Wired reports.
By |January 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Feds hit Oracle over hiring practices