Regulatory

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But we closed due to bad weather. Why am I being billed?

By |February 14th, 2018|

When inclement weather forces a shutdown, you may still be billed for your contingent workers. A Staffing Industry Review article discusses when contingents must still be paid due to site closures and other circumstances.
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Key case could alter lasting IC status test

By |February 7th, 2018|

The California Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case that could change what standards it follows when determining independent contractor classification.
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Recreational marijuana and employment policies

By |February 7th, 2018|

How Maine's recent recreational marijuana law affects employment drug-testing and other policies.
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Buyer faces penalties after temp loses hand

By |January 31st, 2018|

OSHA has levied fines of more than $300,000 against a staffing buyer after a temporary worker’s hand was amputated during an industrial accident.
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Court ruling turns ‘exclusive remedy’ on its head

By |January 31st, 2018|

Wisconsin statute gives temporary workers loophole traditional employees do not have in state’s workers’ comp statute.
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Temps’ sexual harassment case to proceed

By |January 17th, 2018|

Judge rejects motions to dismiss sexual harassment case against staffing firm and its client.
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House H-1B visa bill faces challenge in Senate

By |January 17th, 2018|

A plan that would make it harder for Indian outsourcing companies to take part in the H-1B program is likely be tripped up in the Senate, where lawmakers are more focused on a bigger immigration deal, the Idaho Statesman reports.
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Lawsuit adds fuel to long-running debate at Port of Los Angeles

By |January 10th, 2018|

Los Angeles hauls trucking firms into court alleging the misclassification of more than 400 truck drivers as independent contractors.
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Trump admin backs off proposal to cull foreign tech workforce

By |January 10th, 2018|

USCIS reverses course on a policy shift on foreign tech industry workers' visa duration, The Sacramento Bee reported.
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Fed’s moves could make it tougher on H-1B users

By |January 3rd, 2018|

The Department of Homeland Security considers regulations that could impede H-1B visa use; legislative action on the visa program raises concerns of an Indian trade group.