Risk Mitigation

IC classification: Put your house in order

|January 27th, 2021|

In light of California’s Supreme Court decision that the ABC test adopted in Dynamex, which led to Assembly Bill 5, can apply retroactively, review your worker classification methods for risk of noncompliance.

Covid policies: Should programs require contingents get vaccinated?

|January 20th, 2021|

As the vaccination rollout for Covid-19 continues across the United States, contingent workforce program managers are paying close attention to the legal as well as the moral and ethical aspects of any vaccination policies they might develop.

California’s ‘ABC’ IC classification test applies retroactively

|January 20th, 2021|

The California Supreme Court ruled last week the ABC test for independent contractor classification, established in the court’s 2018 Dynamex decision, applies retroactively.

Washington farm company fined $2 million after contingent workers’ Covid-19 deaths

|January 6th, 2021|

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has slammed a farm operation with a more than $2 million fine over the deaths of two contingent workers from Covid-19, The Seattle Times reported.

Home Depot fined $20.8 million for failing to ensure contractor compliance

|December 22nd, 2020|

A proposed settlement with the home improvement company resolves alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule by its contractors across the US.

Apple penalizes supplier after problems at facility in India

|December 22nd, 2020|

Apple Inc. has put an iPhone manufacturer on probation — and will not award it new business — for breaching its code of conduct after violence broke out at the supplier’s facility over alleged nonpayment to contingent workers.

Staffing buyer to pay more than £71,000 following amputation of agency worker’s fingers

|December 22nd, 2020|

A yogurt and dessert manufacturer in the UK was prosecuted and fined for an incident that led to an agency worker having two fingers amputated, the UK Health and Safety Executive said.

Safe background screening in a Covid-19 world — Part 2

|December 16th, 2020|

The background check is an important and complicated part of the hiring process — especially with all parties concerned operating remotely during the pandemic. More of what to keep in mind.

Covid roundup: Vaccination mandates; California workplace safety requirements

|December 2nd, 2020|

While employers may be within their rights to require their workers get vaccinated, an attorney advises caution; California implements new safety requirements for employers.

Fine-tune your risk management strategy to stay competitive

|November 18th, 2020|

Even as programs continue to grapple with the fallout of Covid-19, they must prepare for future risk events by establishing and executing a deliberate risk mitigation strategy.