Risk Mitigation

Buyers to pay $3.5 million in labor visa program violations

|November 20th, 2019|

A group of farming companies operating in California and Washington will pay $3.5 million to settle US Department of Labor allegations they failed to comply with requirements of the H-2A visa program by favoring visa holders over US citizens, Bloomberg Law reports.
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IR35 in the UK – Getting Ready for April 2020

|November 6th, 2019|

As the implementation deadline for IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules in the private sector nears, some companies relate how they are preparing for the forthcoming legislation.
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New Jersey poised to pass IC portable benefits act

|November 6th, 2019|

New Jersey appears poised to pass legislation that would create a trust fund through which independent workers would be able to buy workers’ compensation and other benefits, writes attorney Salvador P. Simao on Lexology.
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H-2A visa worker notches arbitration agreement win

|November 6th, 2019|

A farm worker on a temporary work visa is not subject to arbitration because the agreement he signed was done so under duress, a federal judge ruled last week.
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Fiera Foods announces probe following temp worker’s death

|October 30th, 2019|

Facing outcry from labor groups, Fiera Foods hires former Ontario attorney general to conduct a review of its health and safety practices.
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After Brexit: What happens to cross-border employment?

|October 16th, 2019|

With just over two weeks until the UK leaves the EU, contingent workforce buyers should prepare for how a no-deal Brexit could affect their programs.
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Employment law: California arbitration ban; New York IC status

|October 16th, 2019|

California has 15 new employment-related laws, including an arbitration ban. Meanwhile, New York may follow the Golden State’s lead in addressing independent contractor classification.
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Foodpanda, Uber Eats are employers: Taiwan

|October 16th, 2019|

The Taiwanese ministry of labor says Foodpanda and Uber Eats are employers of those who deliver food for their platforms. Foodpanda has rejected that assertion, Focus Taiwan News Channel Reports.
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New York investigates payroll industry after MyPayrollHR collapse

|October 9th, 2019|

The state of New York looks at the payroll industry to determine whether more licensing is needed, the Wall Street Journal reports. Meanwhile, attorneys advise companies to routinely verify the actions of their payroll service providers.
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Temp workers’ death leads to calls for action against buyer

|October 2nd, 2019|

A union and government officials call for action against a buyer after fifth temp worker fatality; other enterprises need to proactively address contingent workers safety issues.
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