Compliance

Discriminatory hiring requests: Only training can change the paradigm

|October 13th, 2021|

Asking your staffing provider to use discriminatory hiring practices can land both firms in hot water, as can unconscious biases. Be sure your program stakeholders are on the same educated page to ensure a fair and inclusive process.
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Court: AB 5 not a first amendment issue

|October 13th, 2021|

Freelance journalists and photographers claimed AB 5 violates their free speech. The 9th Circuit rejected that, saying the legislation falls within the traditional sphere of state regulation.
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Prepping for President Biden’s mandatory vaccine requirement

|October 6th, 2021|

While companies await OSHA rules on implementing Biden's vaccine mandate, guidance from other government departments may provide some pointers.
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CWS Symposium Live: Moving forward with your DE&I initiatives, part 2

|October 6th, 2021|

Education, training and leadership — don’t forget communication — are key components to the successful implementation of a DE&I initiative for your contingent workforce.
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Contingent worker awarded $137 million in discrimination case against Tesla

|October 6th, 2021|

A federal jury in San Francisco awarded a contingent worker at Tesla Inc. $137 million in damages in a racial discrimination lawsuit. The award included $130 million in punitive damages.
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Company to pay $42 million in independent contractor misclassification case

|October 6th, 2021|

A Pennsylvania company will pay $42.3 million in back wages and liquidated damages to 700 workers after misclassifying them as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor announced.
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AB 5 roundup: SCOTUS declines truckers’ case; state extends exemptions

|October 6th, 2021|

The US Supreme Court declines truckers’ AB 5 case; California legislature extends AB 5 exemptions for certain job types.
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Judge: Arbitration agreements not a shield from federal action

|September 29th, 2021|

Arbitration agreements between employers and workers do not preclude the US DOL from taking action on behalf of those workers, a federal judge ruled, allowing an independent contractor misclassification case to proceed.
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California employers face criminal liability for intentional unpaid wages

|September 29th, 2021|

A California law that makes intentional “wage theft” by employers a felony in the state of California applies to companies’ independent contractors as well as direct hires.
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Aftermath: The effects of Mexico’s staffing ban

|September 29th, 2021|

Mexico’s ban on outsourcing, as staffing is known there, came into effect this month. Read about the ban’s early impact and what industry observers have to say in the Staffing Stream.
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