International

Legislators find there is no easy way to classify ICs

|June 24th, 2020|

With the news that the Dutch government has decided against implementing a statutory minimum rate for freelancers, it is clear there is no easy way to classify independent contractors, as the UK and Californian legislators have already discovered.

Think before you pivot: Outsourcing challenges abound amid Covid-19

|May 20th, 2020|

Organizations may move toward outsourcing as a strategy, but it’s not going to be an instant shift in response to the current situation. What they need to consider.

Canada speeds up guest foreign worker processing amid Covid-19

|May 13th, 2020|

With the Covid-19 pandemic impacting almost every sector in Canada, the government has put in place a temporary policy to reduce the time it takes for a temporary foreign worker to start a new job.

UK immigration policy in the post-Brexit world

|March 25th, 2020|

When the UK finalizes its exit from the European Union January 2021, its immigration policy will look different as the country shifts its focus to attracting higher-skilled labor.

DOL roundup: IC misclassifications, work visa violations

|January 8th, 2020|

The US Department of Labor announced fines and settlements totaling more than $700,000 in cases involving independent contractor misclassification as well as H-1B and other work visa violations.

UK election: What the result means for staffing, movement of workers

|December 18th, 2019|

The saga of Brexit continues as the Conservative party gains enough power to pursue its agenda.

Global expansion: A studied approach

|December 4th, 2019|

“Big-bang” has its place, but for expanding your program worldwide, a methodical approach may be your best bet.

IR35 in the UK – Getting Ready for April 2020

|November 6th, 2019|

As the implementation deadline for IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules in the private sector nears, some companies relate how they are preparing for the forthcoming legislation.

After Brexit: What happens to cross-border employment?

|October 16th, 2019|

With just over two weeks until the UK leaves the EU, contingent workforce buyers should prepare for how a no-deal Brexit could affect their programs.

Labor group accuses Apple factory of violating Chinese labor law

|September 11th, 2019|

A Chinese labor group has accused Apple and Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones, of breaking Chinese labor law by hiring too many temporary workers. Foxconn has responded.