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Exclusivity no more? Alaska court opens new chasm in workers’ comp protections

A recent ruling from the Alaska Supreme Court sets aside workers’ compensation precedent in a contingent worker’s injury lawsuit.
By |July 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Exclusivity no more? Alaska court opens new chasm in workers’ comp protections
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Chicago passes ‘most sweeping’ scheduling-predictive ordinance in the US

Chicago passes the “fair workweek” ordinance, which entitles some contingents to two weeks’ notice of schedule changes. Further, extra hours must be offered to existing part-timers and then certain existing temporary workers before others.
By |July 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Chicago passes ‘most sweeping’ scheduling-predictive ordinance in the US
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Sponsored: Stacked to Succeed

Neha Goel, SVP of marketing and strategy, talks about SimplifyVMS, where it is headed and how it fits into today’s complex evolving contingent workforce market.
By |July 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Sponsored: Stacked to Succeed
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Work VISA roundup: News developments involving foreign worker visas

Court denies a temporary restraining order against DOL officials over H-2B processing; an employer pays more than $20,000 for H-2B program violations and a woman has been indicted over an alleged $2 million visa fraud scheme.
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Temps prefer permanent work, see contingent assignments as bridge

Temporary workers overwhelmingly expect to focus more on traditional full-time work during the next decade and less on contingent work, according to an SIA report.
By |July 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Temps prefer permanent work, see contingent assignments as bridge
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Closing Channels: Immigration policies affecting talent supply chain

Attorney Karine Wenger discusses the effects of the current immigration situation on the US talent supply chain in a recent Staffing Industry Review article.
By |July 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Closing Channels: Immigration policies affecting talent supply chain
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Want C-suite buy-in for your program? Choose your words carefully.

If your program is struggling to gain support from the C-Suite, examine the language and touch points used to garner executives’ attention.
By |July 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Want C-suite buy-in for your program? Choose your words carefully.
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UK’s private sector braces itself for IR35

Revisions to the UK’s Off-Payroll Working Rules, coming into effect in April 2020, add red tape for companies that use independent contractors.
By |July 24th, 2019|Comments Off on UK’s private sector braces itself for IR35
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New Jersey IC task force outlines next steps, legislative goals

New Jersey’s task force on independent contractor misclassification has issued its report, outlining steps it and the state’s department of labor plan to take to combat the problem.
By |July 24th, 2019|Comments Off on New Jersey IC task force outlines next steps, legislative goals
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9th Circuit Court reverses IC course

The Ninth Circuit, which in May held that the Dyamex test for IC status determinations could be applied retroactively, has withdrawn that ruling and asked for the state’s Supreme Court to address the issue.
By |July 24th, 2019|Comments Off on 9th Circuit Court reverses IC course