Regulatory

Safe background screening in a Covid-19 world

|November 18th, 2020|

While the pandemic has created obstacles to background-check processes, companies still must comply with the law. Here are ways to keep your company compliant while engaging the right talent quickly.

New state employment laws taking effect in 2021

|November 11th, 2020|

Attorneys from law firm Littler Mendelson cataloged employment laws slated to go into effect next year, including several pertaining to the contingent workforce.

New state employment laws taking effect in 2021

|November 10th, 2020|

Attorneys from law firm Littler Mendelson cataloged employment laws slated to go into effect next year, including several pertaining to the contingent workforce.

State voters decide on IC status, minimum wage and marijuana usage

|November 4th, 2020|

The US presidential election remains undecided, but more was at stake in Tuesday’s election at the state level. Voters weighed minimum wage and marijuana usage, while independent contractor usage got a boost in California.
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H-1B visa selection: DHS looks to replace lottery system with a wage-based process

|November 4th, 2020|

The US Department of Homeland Security has proposed changing the H-1B selection process to prioritize wage levels rather than the current lottery-based system when registrations exceed the visa cap.
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Attorneys general oppose Department of Labor’s independent contractor rule

|November 4th, 2020|

A group of 24 attorneys general argue the Department of Labor's new IC classification rule could lower wages and strip employer-sponsored health coverage for millions of workers.
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In good faith: Developing an effective and compliant diversity initiative

|October 28th, 2020|

Pursuing diversity requires flexibility. Affirmative action goals established should be flexible targets, not rigid quotas, maintains the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance. How to approach developing an initiative.
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Appeals Court affirms Uber & Lyft’s California drivers are employees; fate in voters’ hands

|October 28th, 2020|

Should voters reject a bid to overturn California’s AB 5 law on Nov. 3, Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees if they stay in the state.
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Crafting diversity initiatives? Tap legal before moving forward

|October 14th, 2020|

Wells Fargo and Microsoft’s diversity hiring plans prompt letters from the Labor Department’s stating their actions could, in fact, be discriminatory. Setting quotas or specific numbers runs afoul of federal affirmative action laws.
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Spain to fine companies that perpetuate the wage gap

|October 14th, 2020|

Spain is moving to outlaw the wage gap between men and women, making it mandatory for companies to disclose the salaries of their employees or face fines, The Associated Press reported.
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