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Judge may slash $137 million awarded to Tesla contractor

A US district judge suggested he may reduce the size of the damages awarded to a Tesla contract worker over racial abuse in lieu of granting the car manufacturer a new trial.
|January 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Judge may slash $137 million awarded to Tesla contractor

Comcast, outsourcing provider hit with IC misclassification case in DC

A customer support outsourcer allegedly sought women of color for roles and misclassified them as independent contractors; Comcast is included as co-employer.
|January 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Comcast, outsourcing provider hit with IC misclassification case in DC

Advancing equal opportunity at work: EEOC and DOL unveil initiative

The agencies will collaborate to expand access to good jobs for workers from underrepresented communities and help address key hiring and recruitment challenges.
|January 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Advancing equal opportunity at work: EEOC and DOL unveil initiative

Port drivers seek unionization in fight against IC misclassification

Truck drivers in Southern California filed a petition for an election to join a union, a move the union calls a challenge to their classification as independent contractors.
|January 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Port drivers seek unionization in fight against IC misclassification

Vaccine mandates: Supreme Court hears arguments but safety still a big issue

The US Supreme Court on Friday heard oral arguments, but whatever its decision, employers and contingent workforce managers must still be ready to protect workers.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Vaccine mandates: Supreme Court hears arguments but safety still a big issue

Trends to prepare for in 2022, Part 2

SIA’s CWS Council team listed 15 events program owners around the world should be especially aware of and prepared for in 2022. Here are the final seven of those projections and actions program managers should take.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Trends to prepare for in 2022, Part 2

Worker rights protections, staffing firm licensing, pass in Ontario

Canada’s most populous province passed a law that will require licenses for recruiters and temporary staffing firms; client companies that use unlicensed firms face fines.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Worker rights protections, staffing firm licensing, pass in Ontario

DOL, NLRB collaborate on enhanced enforcement

The agencies sign an agreement to improve enforcement against misclassification of workers as independent contractors, unlawful pay practices and retaliation against workers who exercise their legal rights.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on DOL, NLRB collaborate on enhanced enforcement

Benchmarks: World spends $4.4 trillion on contingent work

Businesses spent $4.4 trillion on contingent labor globally in 2020, roughly 61% of which was on independent contractor services and 9% on workers through staffing firms.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Benchmarks: World spends $4.4 trillion on contingent work

Trends to prepare for in 2022

SIA’s CWS Council team compiled a list of 15 events program owners around the world should be especially aware of and prepared for in 2022. Here are eight of those projections and actions program managers should take.
|January 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Trends to prepare for in 2022