Regulatory

Senators call for GAO to report on contingent workforce

|September 23rd, 2020|

Two Democratic senators last week urged the US Government Accountability Office to report on companies’ increased use of subcontracted and contingent workers.

NY judge strikes down DOL co-employment rule

|September 16th, 2020|

A federal district court in New York struck down a significant portion of the DOL’s new standard for establishing joint-employer liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

California buyer and staffing firm cited for failing to protect workers from Covid-19

|September 16th, 2020|

A frozen-food manufacturer and its staffing provider each face more than $200,000 in proposed penalties for failing to protect hundreds of employees from Covid-19.

H-1B visa regulation sent to White House

|September 9th, 2020|

A long-anticipated H-1B visa regulation is sent for final review but vulnerable to legal challenge if enacted; A judge partially blocks the president's June ban on foreign workers.
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SEC to require more human capital disclosures, but details unclear

|September 2nd, 2020|

A final rule from the US Securities and Exchange Commission changes the way workforce information is reported by public companies, including under what circumstances contingent workers need to be disclosed.
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The H-1B denial rate remains higher than in prior years

|September 2nd, 2020|

H-1B visa denials for initial employment jump to 29% from 6% under the Trump administration, according to research released by the National Foundation for American Policy, a nonpartisan research organization.
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Labor Department sends high-stakes IC classification rule to White House for review

|September 2nd, 2020|

Following reported internal conflict over the endeavor, the DOL has sent to the White House a proposed rule that would set new parameters for worker classification.
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Illinois AG: Buyer engaged in wage-fixing, facilitated no-poach agreements

|August 5th, 2020|

The Illinois attorney general has sued a staffing buyer and three providers alleging they took part in unlawful no-poach and wage-fixing schemes.
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H-1B roundup: Scrutiny on federal usage; Fees to rise

|August 5th, 2020|

An executive order increases scrutiny on federal agencies’ temporary foreign worker usage, including H-1B visa holders; Department of Homeland Security increases H-1B visa fees.
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Your downstream impact: Emerging job roles, CARES Act usage and the supplier habitat

|July 29th, 2020|

The July 2020 Pulse Survey Report queried staffing providers about in-demand job titles, emerging new job titles and their use of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s small business loans.
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