International

Easing the talent crisis? Work visa spouses gain automatic authorization

|November 17th, 2021|

The Biden administration and immigration attorneys reached a settlement that allows spouses of some foreign workers in the US to automatically get work permits or extensions.
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Employed or self-employed? A matter of personal service

|July 14th, 2021|

UK court decisions regarding employment status of Deliveroo and Uber workers are seemingly at odds. SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research explains the differences between the cases.
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UK to create watchdog to protect workers’ rights

|June 9th, 2021|

A new watchdog group will be created to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse, the UK government announced this week.
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IR35: Contractors to dispute employee status

|May 26th, 2021|

Half of freelancers surveyed plan to challenge their classification as ‘employed for tax purposes,’ The Financial Times reported.
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H-1B wage-hike rule delayed 18 months

|May 19th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor announced May 13 an 18-month delay to the rule published in the final days of the Trump administration affecting the wages for certain workers on H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 non-immigrant visas.
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Closing the pay gap

|April 21st, 2021|

Gender pay inequality has been a longstanding issue that Equal Pay Day is meant to bring to light. With the pandemic setting women back, there’s much work to be done worldwide.
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Australian buyer and director fined for using unlicensed labor hire firms

|February 24th, 2021|

An Australian poultry processing plant and its director were fined AUD 150,000 (US$118,023) over the use of unlicensed labor hire companies. Offenses were uncovered during an investigation in 2019.
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UK tribunal: Buyer did not violate Agency Worker Regulation

|January 13th, 2021|

In a ruling that provided much-needed clarity on the UK’s Agency Worker Regulation 2010, Royal Mail and its staffing provider were found not to have violated key provisions, such as those pertaining to work time and job vacancy notifications.

Apple faces accusations of ignoring suppliers’ violation of temp labor laws in China

|December 16th, 2020|

Former employees of Apple allege the company failed to act against suppliers that violated Chinese laws that limit the size of an employee’s temporary workforce, The Verge reported.

Brexit is finally here. What it means for you.

|December 9th, 2020|

There are several ways Brexit will affect businesses using contingent staff in the UK. The most significant will be the impact on the availability of workers able to live and work in the country without any administrative hurdles.