Regulatory

AB 5 shines spotlight on IC classification; Uber drivers to remain contractors

By |September 18th, 2019|

Uber will continue classifying its drivers as independent contractors even after the passage last week of California’s Assembly Bill 5.

Labor group accuses Apple factory of violating Chinese labor law

By |September 11th, 2019|

A Chinese labor group has accused Apple and Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones, of breaking Chinese labor law by hiring too many temporary workers. Foxconn has responded.

Massachusetts clarifies when to count ICs for paid leave contributions

By |September 11th, 2019|

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave issued new guidance clarifying when an employer’s quarterly reports should include 1099 workers, Seyfarth Shaw attorneys write in a new blog post.

Privacy: Data transfers from the UK post-Brexit

By |September 4th, 2019|

A “no deal” Brexit is increasingly likely, which will have significant effects on data transfers between the UK and other jurisdictions after Oct. 31.
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NLRB: IC misclassification not a NLRA violation

By |September 4th, 2019|

Misclassification of workers as independent contractors is not in itself a violation of the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board said.
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Action! Privacy laws come to US states

By |August 28th, 2019|

Following the implementation of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, legislators across the US have been busy.
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H-1B crackdown: Businesses fight back

By |August 28th, 2019|

Trump’s new H-1B restrictions can be devastating to employers when an essential employee can't get permission to work in the US. Some are fighting back in court, Crain’s Chicago Business reports.
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DOL lampooned: Court backs buyer, staffing firm in bonus and overtime dispute

By |August 28th, 2019|

The Third Circuit Court of Appeal cites National Lampoon’s Clark Griswold when ruling that giving your temps a bonus does not automatically trigger overtime responsibility, attorneys for Seyfarth Shaw LLP write.
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Senators propose bill to protect franchisors from joint-employer liability

By |August 21st, 2019|

Legislation has been introduced that would protect franchisors from joint-employer liability for employment law violations.
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Visa fraud: California man faces 12 years in prison

By |August 21st, 2019|

A California man was found guilty of 21 counts of visa fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft this month and could face 12 years in federal prison, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced.
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