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DOL provides ‘useful clarity’ regarding online platforms and worker classifications

By |May 1st, 2019|

The US Department of Labor says virtual platform gig workers are independent contractors, not employees, in response to a query regarding workers sourced through such a platform.
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Uber IPO: Thousands of misclassification claims may await

By |May 1st, 2019|

In an IPO prospectus filing, Uber says more than 60,000 drivers may demand arbitration over misclassification claims and cites legal and regulatory hurdles in the US and abroad.
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Court: Amazon can’t force arbitration in misclassification case

By |May 1st, 2019|

Amazon can’t compel individual arbitration in an independent contractor misclassification lawsuit filed by its drivers, a federal judge in Washington ruled last week.
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Massachusetts and NYC count ICs in employers’ obligations

By |April 24th, 2019|

Independent contractors are counted as part of a company’s workforce for the purposes of Massachusett’s family and medical leave law as well as New York City’s new sexual harassment training law.
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Michigan and Nevada eye steps to curtail independent contractor misclassification

By |April 24th, 2019|

Michigan is getting tough on payroll fraud and misclassification of workers as independent contractors. Separately, Nevada legislators introduced a bill addressing misclassification.
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Beware asking suppliers to help meet affirmative action goals

By |April 24th, 2019|

Staffing firms are not allowed to source, screen, recruit or hire based on protected status to meet client companies’ federal contracts obligations. But they can help in other ways, writes an attorney in Staffing Industry Review.
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UK gender pay gap: Far from closed

By |April 17th, 2019|

Fewer than half the UK's biggest employers have succeeded in reducing gender pay equity, despite the introduction of sanctions.
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Wisconsin launches worker misclassification task force

By |April 17th, 2019|

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order launching a joint enforcement task force on payroll fraud and worker misclassification.
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Restaurants’ fines exceed $100,000 in misclassification, wage-and-hour cases

By |April 10th, 2019|

Separate US Department of Labor investigations lead to fines in wage and hour and misclassification cases.
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US work visa programs get more visibility; separately, H-2B numbers rise

By |April 3rd, 2019|

A new tool creates visibility into who is hiring workers on H-1B visas; such visas have raised $5.5 billion for US scholarships. Separately, DHS adds to H-2B numbers.
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