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H-1B filing season nears; visa demand to be high — again

By |March 20th, 2019|

The application filing season for H-1B visas begins April 1. While changes established by the Trump administration go into effect, demand is still expected to outpace supply.
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Lower-skilled work visa program introduced

By |March 20th, 2019|

A lawmaker introduced a bill last week seeking to establish a year-round, nonfarm work visa for lower-skilled workers, such as construction workers.
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Court tosses Infosys, Apple visa fraud case for second time

By |March 20th, 2019|

A federal judge dismissed lawsuit accusing Apple and India-based IT services firm Infosys of engaging in a visa scam.
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Overtime at last: Complying With DOL’s proposed pay rule

By |March 13th, 2019|

The DOL announced a much-anticipated proposal to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime threshold. What it means to employers.
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Victoria labor hire law starts next month

By |March 13th, 2019|

In a staffing firm licensing scheme going into effect in Victoria, Australia, client companies could face AUD$500,000 for using unlicensed staffing firms.
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Safety check: Dwindling audit numbers raise red flags

By |March 13th, 2019|

A local editorial board sounded the alarm over workplace safety audits of staffing agencies in Ontario. Audits aside, workplace safety should be a paramount concern of every employer, writes Managing Editor Sharon Thomas in The Staffing Stream.
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UK: IR35 off-payroll rules’ private-sector expansion

By |March 6th, 2019|

The UK government opens consultation on private-sector IR35 independent contractor tax rules.
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Court hands oil industry IC classification win

By |March 6th, 2019|

The Fifth Circuit ruled drilling engineers in the oil & gas industry are independent contractors in reversal of lower court ruling.
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  • USDOL

DOL enters joint-employer fray

By |March 6th, 2019|

Mirroring steps from the NLRB, the US Department of Labor seeks to roll back an Obama-era joint-employer policy.
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Seattle targets IC misclassification

By |February 27th, 2019|

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution targeting the misclassification of workers as independent contractors when they should be designated as employees.
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