Risk Mitigation

IC classification: Labor Department announces proposed rule

|September 23rd, 2020|

The US Department of Labor has proposed a rule to clarify who is an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, aiming for a final rule by year’s end.

California buyer and staffing firm cited for failing to protect workers from Covid-19

|September 16th, 2020|

A frozen-food manufacturer and its staffing provider each face more than $200,000 in proposed penalties for failing to protect hundreds of employees from Covid-19.

Beer brand Sam Adams may share liability in temp’s discrimination suit

|September 9th, 2020|

Sam Adams must face temp worker’s racial discrimination lawsuit after judge finds potential for the company to share liability with its staffing provider.
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Senate releases $1 trillion coronavirus relief proposal

|July 29th, 2020|

The legislation includes liability protection for businesses, reductions in unemployment subsidies, additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program loans and more.
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Health screening required when returning to the office; some tools

|July 22nd, 2020|

Companies are preparing for the return to the office, and many workers not only appear on board, but are prepared to comply with mandatory testing. An SIA editor takes a look at a few products in the market.
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Title VII workplace protections cover LGBTQ workers

|June 17th, 2020|

Supreme Court ruling in a landmark civil rights suit protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.
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Direct sourcing: Don’t overlook ICs as a talent pool

|June 10th, 2020|

How to accommodate stakeholders’ requests for independent contractors without treating them like staff aug.
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Staffing buyer to pay $75,000 over temp’s firing

|June 3rd, 2020|

A medical device manufacturer will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit after firing a temporary worker, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.
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Back to the office: Keeping contingents and staff reassured and safe

|June 3rd, 2020|

From making returning to the office voluntary to preparing a response plan, attorney Todd Wulffson explains in a Staffing Industry Review Online Showcase article what you and your staffing providers need to consider as localities lift stay-home orders.
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Sponsored: ‘Meeting the talent where they are’

|May 20th, 2020|

WorkMarket’s Jens Audenaert, division vice president and general manager, discusses how a freelancer management system, or FMS, can help program managers be intentional about their contingent workforce planning.
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