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Company illegally fired former temp in workers’ comp case

By |December 5th, 2018|

A Massachusetts court ruled an employee who sued her employer over an injury she sustained as a temp — and for which she received workers’ comp benefits — was fired illegally.
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Facebook posts prompt company to sue temp

By |November 28th, 2018|

Marquez Brothers International Inc., a manufacturer of cheese and other products, sued a temporary worker for making false statements in Facebook posts, according to court records.
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Contract clauses: Your suppliers might start pushing back

By |November 28th, 2018|

Attorney George Reardon writes about some of the most unfair — and detrimental — clauses that have made their way from purchasing into staffing contracts.
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Sears to pay $1.6 million to injured independent contractor

By |October 3rd, 2018|

No exclusive remedy: A Connecticut jury awarded an independent contractor $1.6 million for workplace injury sustained in a Sears warehouse.
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Crowdsourcing firm CEO faces criminal indictment

By |August 29th, 2018|

The CEO of crowdsourcing firm Springleap, a so-called “TaskRabbit for research,” faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of felony larceny charges for misleading investors.
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Whistleblower protections: Temps are covered, too

By |August 29th, 2018|

Employees who report improper or unlawful practices are protected by law to ensure they are not retaliated against — and those protections include temps assigned to your company. Read how you and your suppliers should react.
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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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Your CW penetration rate matters

By |August 15th, 2018|

With increased contingent worker usage comes more complex demands on CW programs. Whether it's the entire organization that is highly contingent or select functions, program owners need to know.
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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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Massachusetts reforms noncompetes

By |August 15th, 2018|

Massachusetts has passed reforms governing the use of noncompete agreements, including for independent contractor relationships. The National Law Review details what employers need to know.
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