Risk Mitigation

California advances independent contractor classification bill

|June 5th, 2019|

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would codify the stricter ABC test for independent contractor classification, CNBC reports.
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The cannabis conundrum

|June 5th, 2019|

Pre-employment background checks for contingent workers often include drug screens. But with medical and/or recreational use of marijuana legal in more than 30 states, companies must tread carefully, writes attorney Diane Geller in Staffing Industry Review.
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Sexual harassment, discrimination settlement involving temps includes $75K fines

|May 22nd, 2019|

The Illinois Attorney General’s office settled a lawsuit with a warehouse over claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. The firm also allegedly ordered temporary workers based on gender.
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Dynamex decision on IC misclassification applies retroactively

|May 8th, 2019|

The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision — which set a tougher standard for determining independent contractor misclassification — can be applied retroactively, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled.
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Amputee reaches $9M settlement with buyer, staffing firm

|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

|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

|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

|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

|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

|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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