Risk Mitigation

Biden admin aims to reclassify marijuana as lower risk

|May 1st, 2024|

The Drug Enforcement Administration proposes to move the substance to Schedule III, alongside drugs like Tylenol and ketamine.
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Google cancels minimum wage, benefits rules for suppliers and staffing firms

|April 24th, 2024|

The move aims to help the company avoid joint employer classification concerns and avoid union negotiations.
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UK provides guidance for responsible AI in recruitment

|March 27th, 2024|

The UK details effective methods to mitigate the risks inherent in utilizing AI within recruiting processes.
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John Deere supplier to set up $1.5 million fund for illegally employed children

|March 27th, 2024|

The manufacturer owes nearly $300,000 and must set aside 30 days’ profit due to child labor violations it reportedly blames on a staffing provider.
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EU agency workers injured at work entitled to same compensation as employees

|February 28th, 2024|

Temp workers permanently disabled due to a work-related accident should receive compensation equal to that provided to companies’ direct hires, Forbes Spain reports.
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ID verification: Are your contingents really who they say they are?

|December 6th, 2023|

Validating the true identity of your potential workers presents challenges as automation, AI and remote work become commonplace.
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Background checks: Proceed with caution

|November 15th, 2023|

Mitigating your risk is the purpose behind background checks, though conducting them requires caution. Here are some of the major laws to heed.
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White House seeks to strengthen protections for H-2B workers

|October 25th, 2023|

In a report released Oct. 19, a task force announced new efforts to improve protections for vulnerable workers in the H-2B program.
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Equine business to pay almost $130,000 over alleged H-2B violations

|August 16th, 2023|

Steve Asmussen Stables reached a $129,776 settlement with the US DOL to resolve alleged violations of the federal H-2B worker program.
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‘Not my employee’ clause offers the illusion of protection

|August 9th, 2023|

Staffing contract language meant to exclude contingent workers from an organization’s benefits plan could lead to greater risk. Learn what those dangers can be.
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