Regulatory

  • US-VISA

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.
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Pay history does not justify the wage gap

By |April 25th, 2018|

Employers’ long-held notion that pay history is a valid defense in Equal Pay Act lawsuits has been dealt a blow by the Ninth Circuit.
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More firms looking to add SOW; other hot topics at CWS Summit Europe

By |April 18th, 2018|

Growing interest in managing statement-of-work consulting is among the topics on the agenda for next week’s CWS Summit Europe in London.
  • Crane, truck, ports industry

IC roundup: LA port driver saga, NLRB stance; strip club loses

By |April 18th, 2018|

Among recent IC developments: A California bill would punish retailers that continue to do business with trucking companies sanctioned for IC misclassification of drivers. The NLRB extends its public comment deadline for input on its stance on IC classification.
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Safe data sharing: Avoid the risks by following basic hygiene

By |April 11th, 2018|

Under the GDPR, sharing candidate’s personal data with staffing suppliers opens you up to risk. Follow basic protocols to protect your organization.
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Capped out: Maligned H-1Bs still a hot commodity

By |April 11th, 2018|

H-1B visa requests hit cap within one week for the sixth year in a row, but the staffing industry model faces scrutiny.
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California considers portable benefits for gig workers

By |April 11th, 2018|

Following in the footsteps of other states, a California proposal would enable gig economy employers to contribute toward portable benefits for their workers, whom it would treat as independent contractors.
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Union goes after buyers for pay violations

By |April 4th, 2018|

UK union calls on government to hold buyers liable for staffing providers’ minimum wage and holiday pay violations.
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H-1B Visa application window opens

By |April 4th, 2018|

The filing period for H-1B visas began Monday for the 2019 federal fiscal year amid continued political turmoil.
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Safe bet or red flag? Seeking IRS guidance on worker classification

By |April 4th, 2018|

Independent contractors are an important program component, but misclassification risks remain a concern. Accounting and tax service firm Baldwin CPAs PLLC examines whether using the IRS’ status determination form SS-8 is a good solution or an audit waiting to happen.