Risk Mitigation

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Amputee reaches $9M settlement with buyer, staffing firm

By |May 1st, 2019|

A worker who lost part of his leg after a forklift accident settles for $9 million; worksite employer claims staffing firm owes indemnification.
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Michigan and Nevada eye steps to curtail independent contractor misclassification

By |April 24th, 2019|

Michigan is getting tough on payroll fraud and misclassification of workers as independent contractors. Separately, Nevada legislators introduced a bill addressing misclassification.
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Roofer faces manslaughter charges in IC’s fatal fall

By |April 17th, 2019|

The employer claims he cannot force independent contractors to use protective gear, the Portland Press Herald reports. OSHA says otherwise.
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Contingent’s fingers amputated: Employer and staffing supplier face $300,000 in penalties

By |April 17th, 2019|

A food manufacturer and its staffing provider face $300,000 in proposed penalties after a temporary worker lost two fingers while cleaning machinery.
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Supreme Court refuses trucker classification case

By |March 27th, 2019|

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a lawsuit over how the California Department of Labor Relations determines whether a truck driver is a company employee or an independent contractor, Overdrive Online reports.
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Court tosses Infosys, Apple visa fraud case for second time

By |March 20th, 2019|

A federal judge dismissed lawsuit accusing Apple and India-based IT services firm Infosys of engaging in a visa scam.
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Facility pays $100K in back pay to misclassified workers

By |March 13th, 2019|

A retirement home operator has paid $103,389 in back wages to 20 employees after the US Department of Labor determined they were misclassified as independent contractors.
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Safety check: Dwindling audit numbers raise red flags

By |March 13th, 2019|

A local editorial board sounded the alarm over workplace safety audits of staffing agencies in Ontario. Audits aside, workplace safety should be a paramount concern of every employer, writes Managing Editor Sharon Thomas in The Staffing Stream.
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Farms are joint employers with staffing firm in EEOC discrimination case

By |February 13th, 2019|

Two farms in Washington state were found to be joint employers with a staffing provider in a discrimination lawsuit brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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DOL recovers $5.6 million in back pay for hurricane recovery contractors

By |February 13th, 2019|

Independent contractor misclassification and other violations led to the recovery of $5.6 million in back wages and benefits owed to 993 workers performing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
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