Risk Mitigation

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Calif. staffing firm owner sentenced in H-1B visa fraud case

By |June 20th, 2018|

A staffing firm owner will serve 30 months in prison and forfeit $500,000 for his role in a conspiracy to commit several crimes including visa fraud, USCIS announced.
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City’s Uber and Lyft IC misclassification probe comes after court ruling

By |June 6th, 2018|

San Francisco has subpoenaed records from Uber and Lyft following a state Supreme Court ruling making it more difficult to classify workers as independent contractors.
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Et Tu? #MeToo claims in the contingent program

By |June 6th, 2018|

When sexual harassment or assault allegations involve contingent workers, programs and their staffing providers need to work together to ensure the investigations are handled properly, writes an attorney in Staffing Industry Review magazine.
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Reclassification to IC bumps employee’s pay from $113,000 per year to nearly $1.4 million

By |May 16th, 2018|

A school district employee sought reclassification as an independent contractor and leveraged her new status for a multi-million dollar contract.
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Staffing buyer issued $139,684 in fines following temp worker fatality; staffing firm $12,934

By |May 16th, 2018|

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a construction company and its staffing provider after a temporary employee suffered a fatal worksite injury.
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Lured by direct sourcing? Pay attention to the risks of going it alone

By |May 9th, 2018|

Many companies are looking to establish their own internal talent pools of contingent staff. However, foregoing the services of a staffing agency can be risky. Here’s how.
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12 states file joint brief in NLRB misclassification case

By |May 9th, 2018|

The NLRB will decide whether intentional misclassification of employees as independent contractors violates the National Labor Relations Act. Twelve state Attorneys General, business groups file opposing briefs.
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‘Exclusive Remedy’ protections confirmed by court, restored by state

By |May 9th, 2018|

Staffing client immune from further injury claims in workers’ comp case; paying comp premiums shields both staffing firm, client from negligence claims.
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Gig is up? Court raises IC classification standards

By |May 2nd, 2018|

In a ruling issued this week, the California Supreme Court adopted a tougher IC misclassification test than the one used since 1989, possibly casting doubt on numerous businesses’ worker arrangements and many business models.
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Pay history does not justify the wage gap

By |April 25th, 2018|

Employers’ long-held notion that pay history is a valid defense in Equal Pay Act lawsuits has been dealt a blow by the Ninth Circuit.
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