Compliance

Google union reports NLRB settlement; contingent worker’s suspension rescinded

|April 7th, 2021|

A union aiming to represent both contingent and full-time workers at Google announced a settlement last week in a National Labor Relations Board claim against Google and its staffing provider.
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Trucking firm to recoup payout to injured contractor

|April 7th, 2021|

A liability policy’s employee exclusion does not apply to contractors, a jury determined. Therefore, the insurer must reimburse a trucking company the $2 million paid out to an injured IC, Reuters reported.
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Maine buyer faces penalties in H-2A visa investigation

|March 31st, 2021|

A tomato grower has paid $245,351 in back wages and $92,114 in civil money penalties for violating labor provisions of the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visa Program and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
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Ontario buyer fined C$75,000 fine after temp worker injured

|March 31st, 2021|

A Canadian company received a C$75,000 fine after a temporary worker was injured at its Ontario warehouse, according to the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
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Massachusetts’ Uber, Lyft driver suit proceeds

|March 31st, 2021|

A Massachusetts judge denied a bid to dismiss a state lawsuit challenging Uber and Lyft classification of drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, Business Insider reported.
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Virginia establishes unit to fight misclassification

|March 24th, 2021|

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring earlier this month announced a Worker Protection Unit to focus on misclassification of workers as independent contractors as well as wage theft and payroll fraud.
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H-1B updates: Wage hike delayed; rejected applications may be reconsidered

|March 17th, 2021|

The DOL is delaying the wage increase established in the waning days of the Trump administration for H-1B visa workers, while USCIS said it may reconsider rejected H-1B applications in light of rescinded policy memos.
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Spain: Gig drivers are employees

|March 17th, 2021|

The Spanish government announced last week riders working for delivery work services platforms such as Deliveroo and UberEats would be recognized as salaried staff following complaints about their working conditions.
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Regulatory update: Joint employer rule and IC test formally withdrawn

|March 17th, 2021|

The DOL announced proposals to formally withdraw the independent contractor final rule and the regulation determining joint employer status under the FLSA.
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Contingents now in another state?

|March 10th, 2021|

As remote work enables contingents to work from anywhere, companies and their staffing providers may find themselves facing new tax implications as other states’ treasuries come knocking.
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