Risk Mitigation

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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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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.
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‘No-poach’ agreements under inquiry from state Attorneys General

By |July 11th, 2018|

The Attorneys General from 11 states have sent a letter requesting information on no-poaching agreements in franchise contracts to eight national fast-food franchisors.
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PE firm and execs owe $550K after misclassifying employees as interns

By |June 20th, 2018|

A private equity firm and its executives owe more than $550,000 for misclassifying employees as unpaid interns.
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Calif. staffing firm owner sentenced in H-1B visa fraud case

By |June 20th, 2018|

A staffing firm owner will serve 30 months in prison and forfeit $500,000 for his role in a conspiracy to commit several crimes including visa fraud, USCIS announced.
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City’s Uber and Lyft IC misclassification probe comes after court ruling

By |June 6th, 2018|

San Francisco has subpoenaed records from Uber and Lyft following a state Supreme Court ruling making it more difficult to classify workers as independent contractors.
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Et Tu? #MeToo claims in the contingent program

By |June 6th, 2018|

When sexual harassment or assault allegations involve contingent workers, programs and their staffing providers need to work together to ensure the investigations are handled properly, writes an attorney in Staffing Industry Review magazine.
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Reclassification to IC bumps employee’s pay from $113,000 per year to nearly $1.4 million

By |May 16th, 2018|

A school district employee sought reclassification as an independent contractor and leveraged her new status for a multi-million dollar contract.
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Staffing buyer issued $139,684 in fines following temp worker fatality; staffing firm $12,934

By |May 16th, 2018|

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a construction company and its staffing provider after a temporary employee suffered a fatal worksite injury.
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Lured by direct sourcing? Pay attention to the risks of going it alone

By |May 9th, 2018|

Many companies are looking to establish their own internal talent pools of contingent staff. However, foregoing the services of a staffing agency can be risky. Here’s how.