Regulatory

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.

USCIS settles lawsuit over H-1B processing policies

|June 10th, 2020|

The agency will readjudicate approximately 200 H-1B applications as part of a broad settlement agreement with the ITServe Alliance over restrictive standards the agency adopted in 2018, JD Supra reports.
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Covid-19: Governments include independents in safety net measures

|June 3rd, 2020|

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of a huge swath of the global workforce: the gig economy. Many countries have established safety nets to help ease the worst of the effects. Here is what the UK and US have been doing.
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OSHA issues new Covid-19 reporting guidance

|June 3rd, 2020|

New guidance went into effect last week from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding how companies and agency representatives should handle Covid-19-related complaints, referrals and severe illness reports.
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Staffing buyer to pay $75,000 over temp’s firing

|June 3rd, 2020|

A medical device manufacturer will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit after firing a temporary worker, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.
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Back to the office: Keeping contingents and staff reassured and safe

|June 3rd, 2020|

From making returning to the office voluntary to preparing a response plan, attorney Todd Wulffson explains in a Staffing Industry Review Online Showcase article what you and your staffing providers need to consider as localities lift stay-home orders.
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Gig worker jobs hit hard by Covid-19

|May 20th, 2020|

With unemployment levels rising at unprecedented rates, this portion of the workforce faces dire circumstances. Here’s the big picture for global gig workers.
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Sponsored: ‘Meeting the talent where they are’

|May 20th, 2020|

WorkMarket’s Jens Audenaert, division vice president and general manager, discusses how a freelancer management system, or FMS, can help program managers be intentional about their contingent workforce planning.
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AFL-CIO sues to make DOL issue virus safety rule

|May 20th, 2020|

The AFL-CIO has sued to force the US department of Labor to issue a rule requiring employers to protect workers from Covid-19, Law360 reports.
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California’s AB 5 survives more challenges

|May 20th, 2020|

A Republican challenge to California’s AB 5 law fizzled last week; a federal judge dismissed a trucking association’s lawsuit challenging the law, Courthouse News reports.
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