Regulatory

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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Washington state mandates temp training, buyer/provider coordination

|April 21st, 2021|

A new law in Washington state, meant to prevent injuries to temporary workers, requires increased communication between staffing agencies and worksite employers to close safety and training gaps, Washington State Wire reports.
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IC Classification roundup: AB 5 not retroactive; US Supreme Court to weigh in on Uber case?

|April 14th, 2021|

A California company successfully argued the state’s ABC test should not have applied to its IC classification case. Uber asks the US Supreme Court to enter driver classification fray.
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Google union reports NLRB settlement; contingent worker’s suspension rescinded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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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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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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