Regulatory

Uber loses London license over fake driver identities

|December 4th, 2019|

Uber’s license to operate in London will not be renewed, Transport for London announced, saying safety concerns still surround the ride-hailing company despite its efforts to improve operations.
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Maine roofer’s OSHA fines now total $2 million

|December 4th, 2019|

A Maine roofer who was previously fined $1.8 million — and who faces manslaughter charges in the workplace fatality of an independent contractor — sees $278,456 in new fines from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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Virginia task force issues IC misclassification recommendations, suggests more teeth

|December 4th, 2019|

Virginia’s task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud issued a report outlining recommendations to combat misclassification.
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California Consumer Privacy Act set to take effect

|November 20th, 2019|

California’s consumer privacy law, modeled after Europe’s GDPR, goes into effect Jan. 1. While companies that interact with California consumers should be getting ready, others should be taking notes, as more states may follow suit.

New Jersey turns up heat on IC misclassification

|November 20th, 2019|

New Jersey has taken multiple actions on the independent contractor classification front, from proposing Dynamex-inspired legislation to charging Uber $642 million in back unemployment taxes on drivers the state considers employees.
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Buyers to pay $3.5 million in labor visa program violations

|November 20th, 2019|

A group of farming companies operating in California and Washington will pay $3.5 million to settle US Department of Labor allegations they failed to comply with requirements of the H-2A visa program by favoring visa holders over US citizens, Bloomberg Law reports.
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Buyers liable for $1.6 million in subcontractors’ wage violations in California

|November 13th, 2019|

Trader Joe’s and Grocery Outlet may be on the hook for $825,813 each for their subcontractor’s failure to pay proper wages.
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Interviewing with AI: Pending regulations in Illinois

|November 13th, 2019|

Illinois companies that utilize AI to screen potential employees through video interviews need to be aware of an Illinois law that goes into effect Jan 1. An attorney shares the dos and don’ts on JD Supra.
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IR35 in the UK – Getting Ready for April 2020

|November 6th, 2019|

As the implementation deadline for IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules in the private sector nears, some companies relate how they are preparing for the forthcoming legislation.
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New Jersey poised to pass IC portable benefits act

|November 6th, 2019|

New Jersey appears poised to pass legislation that would create a trust fund through which independent workers would be able to buy workers’ compensation and other benefits, writes attorney Salvador P. Simao on Lexology.
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