Regulatory

Joint employment tests: Two courts weigh in

|March 9th, 2022|

Two recent court cases drew clear lines distinguishing between joint-employer and independent contractor classification analysis. Contingent workforce program managers will want to take note.
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Washington state job postings may soon require pay scale, benefits

|March 9th, 2022|

The Washington state House passed legislation that would require employers in the state with more than 15 workers to disclose wage scales or salary ranges in each job posting, including those through staffing firms.
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California lawmaker introduces pay data reporting bill

|March 2nd, 2022|

Legislation has been introduced in California that would require companies with 100 or more employees to publicly report pay data broken down by race, ethnicity and gender for both direct employees and workers hired through staffing firms.
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NLRB IC test analysis: Employees almost always win with Trump standard

|March 2nd, 2022|

The National Labor Relations Board’s independent contractor classification test established under the Trump administration resulted in a higher rate of employee wins than the broader standard set during the Obama administration, according to Bloomberg Law.
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Visa roundup: H-1B visa cap met; H-2A data hub launches

|March 2nd, 2022|

Caps for H-1B visas have been met for fiscal year 2022, while registrations for fiscal 2023 are open. Separately, US Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a data hub on employers petitioning for H-2A visas.
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Create responsible AI, part 2

|February 16th, 2022|

The actions being undertaken to provide oversight of artificial intelligence and machine learning to ensure biases are not built into them, both from companies themselves as well as the US government.
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Covid-19 vaccine mandates around the world

|February 16th, 2022|

Governments around the world continue to develop strategies and regulations to fight rising Covid-19 cases and to alleviate risks with on-site work.
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Engineering executives charged with H-1B visa fraud

|February 16th, 2022|

The US Department of Justice charged two executives of a Silicon Valley engineering company with fraud in a $7 million H-1B visa scheme; the firm disputes the charges.
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Clean up your no-poaching language to avoid hot water

|February 9th, 2022|

The recent indictment of a procurement professional highlights the need to conduct a thorough review of your program’s agreements for any no-poach clauses that could be illegal.
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SEC asked to require public companies report numbers of nonemployee workers

|February 9th, 2022|

Two US senators are calling on the US Securities and Exchange Commission to require publicly traded companies to disclose how many of their workers are not classified as full-time employees, including independent contractors and subcontracted workers.
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