Regulatory

Covid policies: Should programs require contingents get vaccinated?

|January 20th, 2021|

As the vaccination rollout for Covid-19 continues across the United States, contingent workforce program managers are paying close attention to the legal as well as the moral and ethical aspects of any vaccination policies they might develop.

New H-1B rule interpretation places more responsibilities on staffing buyers

|January 20th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor announced that “secondary employers” of H-1B workers — which it considers the end-users to be — must file a Labor Condition Application and H-1B petition.

California’s ‘ABC’ IC classification test applies retroactively

|January 20th, 2021|

The California Supreme Court ruled last week the ABC test for independent contractor classification, established in the court’s 2018 Dynamex decision, applies retroactively.

Regulatory update: H-1B selection process and wages; nominee for head of DOL

|January 13th, 2021|

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Labor have issued final rules regarding the H-1B selection process and wages; President-elect Joe Biden has announced his nominee for secretary of the Department of Labor.

Prop 22 unconstitutional, drivers claim in lawsuit

|January 13th, 2021|

A trio of ride-hail drivers filed a lawsuit in California's Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging that Proposition 22 is unconstitutional, CNET reported.

UK tribunal: Buyer did not violate Agency Worker Regulation

|January 13th, 2021|

In a ruling that provided much-needed clarity on the UK’s Agency Worker Regulation 2010, Royal Mail and its staffing provider were found not to have violated key provisions, such as those pertaining to work time and job vacancy notifications.

DOL announces final independent contractor classification rule

|January 6th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor announced today its final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, President-elect Biden has signaled plans to halt all pending regulations.
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Home Depot fined $20.8 million for failing to ensure contractor compliance

|December 22nd, 2020|

A proposed settlement with the home improvement company resolves alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule by its contractors across the US.
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Safe background screening in a Covid-19 world — Part 2

|December 16th, 2020|

The background check is an important and complicated part of the hiring process — especially with all parties concerned operating remotely during the pandemic. More of what to keep in mind.
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Apple faces accusations of ignoring suppliers’ violation of temp labor laws in China

|December 16th, 2020|

Former employees of Apple allege the company failed to act against suppliers that violated Chinese laws that limit the size of an employee’s temporary workforce, The Verge reported.
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