Risk Mitigation

Sex discrimination: Riot Games settles with contingents, employees for $100 million

|January 5th, 2022|

Computer games maker Riot Games Inc. agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle allegations of sex discrimination and harassment claims that involved 1,065 female employees and 1,300 female contract workers.
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2021: The year in review

|January 5th, 2022|

Covid-19 and its wide-ranging effects on contingent workforce management dominated readers’ interest in 2021, from vaccines to wage pressure to skills shortages. Here are the top stories of the year.
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Buyer manager, outsourcing executives indicted for alleged no-hire pact

|January 5th, 2022|

A former manager of an engineering company and five executives of outsourced engineering suppliers allegedly conspired not to hire employees from one another’s companies.
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Top advisory insights of 2021

|December 15th, 2021|

SIA’s analysts and CWS Council advisory team provide — through CWS 3.0 — their insights to help program managers keep their organizations compliant and competitive.
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Work visa roundup: Engaging H-2B foreign workers

|December 1st, 2021|

DOL rules Covid-related labor shortages not a qualifier for H-2Bs; Igloo resolves immigration-related discrimination claims; seafood processor sentenced for visa fraud.
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‘Who is responsible for granting accommodations to the vaccine mandate?’

|November 3rd, 2021|

As we await OSHA’s rules for implementing the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate, SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research anticipates programs’ likely responsibilities — and potential costs.
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South Carolina: Buyers can be held liable for injuries suffered by contingents

|October 20th, 2021|

The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a landmark ruling that increases staffing buyers’ tort liability risk for injured contract workers.
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Discriminatory hiring requests: Only training can change the paradigm

|October 13th, 2021|

Asking your staffing provider to use discriminatory hiring practices can land both firms in hot water, as can unconscious biases. Be sure your program stakeholders are on the same educated page to ensure a fair and inclusive process.
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Court: AB 5 not a first amendment issue

|October 13th, 2021|

Freelance journalists and photographers claimed AB 5 violates their free speech. The 9th Circuit rejected that, saying the legislation falls within the traditional sphere of state regulation.
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Mind your language?

|August 17th, 2021|

A common element of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts is word choice in business settings. While what we say matters, recent court cases indicate not all usage is inherently discriminatory.
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