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Winds of change in the world of work

By |November 14th, 2018|

New parties sweeping into power usher in changes in legislative agendas. Many countries have seen a shifting employment law landscape.
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Trucking group sues California over ABC test ruling

By |November 14th, 2018|

California truckers sue to stop the enforcement of the state’s new ABC standard for independent contractor classification.
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Industry coalition: USCIS’s H-1B interpretations ‘perplexing’ and ‘disruptive’ to business

By |November 7th, 2018|

Coalition representing firms such as Microsoft and Google says the agency’s H-1B actions do not follow statute and asks legal counsel to review the regulations and its policies ahead of the next application season.
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Ontario Bill 148: Official repeal proposed

By |October 31st, 2018|

Ontario lawmakers introduced legislation meant to make good on Premier Doug Ford's promise to scrap Bill 148, which granted equal pay for temporary workers, raised the minimum wage, among other provisions.
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NLRB extends comment period for joint-employer status rulemaking

By |October 31st, 2018|

The National Labor Relations Board has extended the comment period regarding its proposed rulemaking concerning the standard for determining joint-employer status by 30 days.
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Judge tosses Apple whistleblower’s ‘immigration scheme’ lawsuit

By |October 24th, 2018|

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought against Apple and its outsourcing provider alleging the work for which they brought in two H-1B visa workers could have been done by Americans.
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Indefinite employment is becoming the preferred norm

By |October 17th, 2018|

An increasing number of countries are imposing restrictions on the use of fixed-term contracts in favor of indefinite employment. Here are some examples of recent regulatory action.
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IT group: USCIS oversteps H-1B authority in limiting duration

By |October 17th, 2018|

An association for IT services companies has filed suit against USCIS, saying the agency has unlawfully shortened H-1B visa lengths.
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Ontario PM vows to scrap equal pay, minimum wage law

By |October 17th, 2018|

Ontario Premier Doug Ford plans to scrap labor reform legislation that raised the province's minimum wage and mandated equal pay for temporary workers.
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New Jersey temps to get paid leave; ICs not covered

By |October 10th, 2018|

New Jersey on Oct. 29 joins 9 other states and the District of Columbia in mandating paid sick leave in the state.