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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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Going in-house? Tread carefully

By |January 30th, 2019|

A concern when developing an in-house program is that you don't always know what you don't know. Here’s a guide to keep you on track.
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Stay one step ahead

By |January 23rd, 2019|

Over- and underestimating the pace and magnitude of impending change can be perilous. Be sure your program is prepared for change.
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Sustaining your program’s CW competitive advantage

By |January 16th, 2019|

Like any service organization, the CW program has competitors in the marketplace. Here’s how to keep your program at the top of its game.
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License to protect

By |January 9th, 2019|

Several countries worked to impose regulations on the staffing industry in 2018, but to what end? Examples show their effectiveness depends on their intent.
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Staffing client owes $600,000 after DOL wage investigation

By |January 9th, 2019|

A Pennsylvania company must pay in $598,366 in back wages, damages and penalties after its staffing firms underpaid its temporary workers.
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UK introduces sweeping labor reforms, gig workers to benefit

By |December 19th, 2018|

The UK’s proposed reforms to labor law, based on the recommendations of the 2017 Taylor Report, include eliminating a loophole around equal pay for temps and increasing fines on malicious employers.
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