Regulatory

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The thing about GDPR & getting candidates’ explicit consent

By |June 6th, 2018|

Must staffing firms get explicit consent from a worker before submitting their CV to a client — and if they don’t, do they get paid the intro fee?
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NLRB confirms plans to revisit joint employment standard

By |June 6th, 2018|

The National Labor Relations Board confirmed to lawmakers it will revisit its joint employer standard by summer, this time using rulemaking procedures.
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Supreme Court decision a win for employers, could affect contingent workforce

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Monday’s US Supreme Court Decision, which upholds arbitration clauses in employment contracts, is “most significant employment law decision in recent memory.”
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NYC freelancers recover $264,866 in lost wages

By |May 23rd, 2018|

New York City’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” resulted in 299 inquiries stemming from 264 complaints filed with the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs, according to a report released last week.
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IC classification: Mass. statute does not apply in workers’ comp cases

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Massachusetts’ independent contractor statute does not determine workers’ comp. eligibility; court calls for greater uniformity in worker classification laws
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Hard road ahead for Seattle’s Uber-Lyft driver union law

By |May 16th, 2018|

Seattle’s ordinance allowing drivers-for-hire to collectively bargain is in jeopardy after an appeals court ruled it isn’t exempted from federal antitrust law, Bloomberg reports.
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Lured by direct sourcing? Pay attention to the risks of going it alone

By |May 9th, 2018|

Many companies are looking to establish their own internal talent pools of contingent staff. However, foregoing the services of a staffing agency can be risky. Here’s how.
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Gig is up? Court raises IC classification standards

By |May 2nd, 2018|

In a ruling issued this week, the California Supreme Court adopted a tougher IC misclassification test than the one used since 1989, possibly casting doubt on numerous businesses’ worker arrangements and many business models.
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California tech firm to pay back wages in H-1B case

By |May 2nd, 2018|

A California IT solutions provider was found in violation of the federal H-1B visa program, the US Department of Labor announced.
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No jobs for spouses of H-1B visa holders

By |April 25th, 2018|

Getting tougher on H-1Bs, USCIS plans to prohibit spouses of H-1B visa holders from getting jobs.