Regulatory

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Appeals Court affirms staffing firm’s arbitration agreement

By |August 22nd, 2018|

Employers can require workers to resolve wage disputes through individual arbitration instead of class action. Further, the National Labor Relations Act does not invalidate individual arbitration clauses in labor agreements.
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Company cited in death of temporary worker

By |August 22nd, 2018|

The Tennessee OSHA has issued citations to Bush Brothers after an investigation into an accident in which a temporary worker was caught in a pallet de-stacker and later died, according to a report by WVLT.
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Misclassification: New Jersey AG files brief in couriers’ case

By |August 15th, 2018|

New Jersey speaks out about couriers’ misclassification case; Virginia announces misclassification initiative.
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One for the road: Forced arbitration under court review

By |August 1st, 2018|

The US Supreme Court is set to decide whether a 1925 law exempts independent contractors in transportation from mandatory arbitration.
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How US law needs to change to support the gig economy

By |August 1st, 2018|

A Harvard Business Review article shares ways certain laws can be changed to support modern self employment and the gig economy.
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OSHA: New bulletins on temporary worker safety

By |July 25th, 2018|

Part of a campaign that began in 2013, the bulletins discuss the responsibilities of staffing firms and client companies when worksites have airborne contaminants or high noise levels.
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Workers with H-1B visas spur innovation

By |July 25th, 2018|

Study results suggest H-1B visa availability could affect "profitability of firms, the welfare of workers, and the potential for innovation in the economy as a whole."
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IC classification for home healthcare

By |July 18th, 2018|

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division issued new IC guidance for home health workers in a move that could foretell future misclassification actions.
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California passes GDPR-like legislation

By |July 18th, 2018|

Faced with a strict ballot initiative that was likely to earn a spot on the state’s November ballot, California’s legislature passed the toughest consumer privacy provisions in the US; Colorado passes consumer data security law.
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NLRB announces pilot program to expand mediation service

By |July 18th, 2018|

The National Labor Relations Board is launching a pilot program to increase the use of its mediation program.