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Senators propose bill to protect franchisors from joint-employer liability

By |August 21st, 2019|

Legislation has been introduced that would protect franchisors from joint-employer liability for employment law violations.
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IC compliance: Top issues for 2019 — Part 1

By |August 14th, 2019|

The use of independent contractors is thriving. While many embrace it, including workers themselves, others bemoan it, leading to a clash in the legal arena. Here are some of the most important issues affecting independent work today.
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Exclusivity no more? Alaska court opens new chasm in workers’ comp protections

By |July 31st, 2019|

A recent ruling from the Alaska Supreme Court sets aside workers’ compensation precedent in a contingent worker’s injury lawsuit.
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Want C-suite buy-in for your program? Choose your words carefully.

By |July 24th, 2019|

If your program is struggling to gain support from the C-Suite, examine the language and touch points used to garner executives’ attention.
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Today’s CW managers dealing with multisourcing channels, legal flux

By |July 17th, 2019|

The role of the contingent workforce manager is vastly different from that of prior years, and still continues to change. Some sourcing strategies and legal challenges today’s program managers are tasked with.
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When IC status is not a shield from OSHA

By |June 26th, 2019|

Under developing independent contractor law, companies should enforce minimum safety compliance standards.
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California advances independent contractor classification bill

By |June 5th, 2019|

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would codify the stricter ABC test for independent contractor classification, CNBC reports.
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The cannabis conundrum

By |June 5th, 2019|

Pre-employment background checks for contingent workers often include drug screens. But with medical and/or recreational use of marijuana legal in more than 30 states, companies must tread carefully, writes attorney Diane Geller in Staffing Industry Review.
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Sexual harassment, discrimination settlement involving temps includes $75K fines

By |May 22nd, 2019|

The Illinois Attorney General’s office settled a lawsuit with a warehouse over claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. The firm also allegedly ordered temporary workers based on gender.
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Dynamex decision on IC misclassification applies retroactively

By |May 8th, 2019|

The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision — which set a tougher standard for determining independent contractor misclassification — can be applied retroactively, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled.
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