Risk Mitigation

California man allegedly embezzles $1.2 million using fake staffing firm

|May 11th, 2022|

A California man has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling more than $1.2 million from his employer by submitting fraudulent invoices on behalf of a phony temporary staffing company.
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Nintendo and staffing supplier hit with labor complaint

|April 27th, 2022|

The NLRB is investigating a complaint that Nintendo and its staffing provider allegedly terminated a contractor over unionization activities. The video game maker denies knowledge of union activities.
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Court slashes contingent worker’s $137 million jury award

|April 20th, 2022|

Citing a disproportionate award and constitutional limits, a judge last week reduced to $15 million a contingent worker’s award in a racial discrimination and harassment case against Tesla.
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Staffing executives charged with H-1B visa fraud

|April 20th, 2022|

Defendants applied for H-1B visas naming client companies but assigned the workers to different firms that paid more than $2.5 million for the resources.
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Despite $18 million settlement, Activision’s sexual harassment ails continue

|March 30th, 2022|

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard settled a sexual harassment case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but faces an ongoing case that includes contingent workers and a new lawsuit.
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Clean up your no-poaching language to avoid hot water

|February 9th, 2022|

The recent indictment of a procurement professional highlights the need to conduct a thorough review of your program’s agreements for any no-poach clauses that could be illegal.
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Create responsible AI

|February 9th, 2022|

Many organizations are turning to artificial intelligence to avoid bias in their processes. However, AI-managed systems can create bigger problems. What you need to know.
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‘Deeply disturbing’: Company releases report on workplace bullying, harassment

|February 9th, 2022|

After an internal workplace culture review found poor treatment of employees and contract workers, global mining company Rio Tinto promises change.
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Judge may slash $137 million awarded to Tesla contractor

|January 26th, 2022|

A US district judge suggested he may reduce the size of the damages awarded to a Tesla contract worker over racial abuse in lieu of granting the car manufacturer a new trial.
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Trends to prepare for in 2022

|January 5th, 2022|

SIA’s CWS Council team compiled a list of 15 events program owners around the world should be especially aware of and prepared for in 2022. Here are eight of those projections and actions program managers should take.
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