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Remote work-DE&I alliance

As you evaluate the future of remote work in your contingent workforce program, consider its impact on your diverse talent, as well as how your policies can benefit your DE&I initiatives.
|March 9th, 2022|Comments Off on Remote work-DE&I alliance

Joint employment tests: Two courts weigh in

Two recent court cases drew clear lines distinguishing between joint-employer and independent contractor classification analysis. Contingent workforce program managers will want to take note.
|March 9th, 2022|Comments Off on Joint employment tests: Two courts weigh in

Upwork suspends business in Russia and Belarus

Upwork is suspending business operations in Russia and Belarus, starting with shutting down support for new business generation in each country. The move will fully take effect May 1.
|March 9th, 2022|Comments Off on Upwork suspends business in Russia and Belarus

Senators introduce bill that would get tough on H-1B visa usage

A new bill to tighten the H-1B visa program — and crack down on foreign outsourcing companies — was proposed by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dick Durbin, D-Illinois.
|March 9th, 2022|Comments Off on Senators introduce bill that would get tough on H-1B visa usage

Washington state job postings may soon require pay scale, benefits

The Washington state House passed legislation that would require employers in the state with more than 15 workers to disclose wage scales or salary ranges in each job posting, including those through staffing firms.
|March 9th, 2022|Comments Off on Washington state job postings may soon require pay scale, benefits

Ukraine invasion puts labor markets at risk

The ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia has put the labor markets of several countries — including both nations involved in the conflict — at risk.
|March 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Ukraine invasion puts labor markets at risk

Hybrid MSPs … Were they the future?

Five years ago, SIA’s Peter Reagan predicted the rise of the hybrid managed services program. How have those predictions played out?
|March 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Hybrid MSPs … Were they the future?

California lawmaker introduces pay data reporting bill

Legislation has been introduced in California that would require companies with 100 or more employees to publicly report pay data broken down by race, ethnicity and gender for both direct employees and workers hired through staffing firms.
|March 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on California lawmaker introduces pay data reporting bill

NLRB IC test analysis: Employees almost always win with Trump standard

The National Labor Relations Board’s independent contractor classification test established under the Trump administration resulted in a higher rate of employee wins than the broader standard set during the Obama administration, according to Bloomberg Law.
|March 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on NLRB IC test analysis: Employees almost always win with Trump standard

Visa roundup: H-1B visa cap met; H-2A data hub launches

Caps for H-1B visas have been met for fiscal year 2022, while registrations for fiscal 2023 are open. Separately, US Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a data hub on employers petitioning for H-2A visas.
|March 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Visa roundup: H-1B visa cap met; H-2A data hub launches