Risk Mitigation

Washington state mandates temp training, buyer/provider coordination

|April 21st, 2021|

A new law in Washington state, meant to prevent injuries to temporary workers, requires increased communication between staffing agencies and worksite employers to close safety and training gaps, Washington State Wire reports.
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Trucking firm to recoup payout to injured contractor

|April 7th, 2021|

A liability policy’s employee exclusion does not apply to contractors, a jury determined. Therefore, the insurer must reimburse a trucking company the $2 million paid out to an injured IC, Reuters reported.
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Maine buyer faces penalties in H-2A visa investigation

|March 31st, 2021|

A tomato grower has paid $245,351 in back wages and $92,114 in civil money penalties for violating labor provisions of the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visa Program and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
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Ontario buyer fined C$75,000 fine after temp worker injured

|March 31st, 2021|

A Canadian company received a C$75,000 fine after a temporary worker was injured at its Ontario warehouse, according to the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
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IC classification: Put your house in order

|January 27th, 2021|

In light of California’s Supreme Court decision that the ABC test adopted in Dynamex, which led to Assembly Bill 5, can apply retroactively, review your worker classification methods for risk of noncompliance.

Covid policies: Should programs require contingents get vaccinated?

|January 20th, 2021|

As the vaccination rollout for Covid-19 continues across the United States, contingent workforce program managers are paying close attention to the legal as well as the moral and ethical aspects of any vaccination policies they might develop.

California’s ‘ABC’ IC classification test applies retroactively

|January 20th, 2021|

The California Supreme Court ruled last week the ABC test for independent contractor classification, established in the court’s 2018 Dynamex decision, applies retroactively.

Washington farm company fined $2 million after contingent workers’ Covid-19 deaths

|January 6th, 2021|

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has slammed a farm operation with a more than $2 million fine over the deaths of two contingent workers from Covid-19, The Seattle Times reported.

Home Depot fined $20.8 million for failing to ensure contractor compliance

|December 22nd, 2020|

A proposed settlement with the home improvement company resolves alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule by its contractors across the US.

Apple penalizes supplier after problems at facility in India

|December 22nd, 2020|

Apple Inc. has put an iPhone manufacturer on probation — and will not award it new business — for breaching its code of conduct after violence broke out at the supplier’s facility over alleged nonpayment to contingent workers.