Risk Mitigation

Court revives UberBLACK drivers’ IC misclassification case

|March 4th, 2020|

The Third US Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday revived a lawsuit in which UberBLACK drivers in Philadelphia allege that human cloud, ride-sharing firm Uber Technologies Inc. misclassified them as independent contractors.

Term limits: Misunderstood role in co-employment

|February 26th, 2020|

Often the most common risk contingent workforce programs want to address is co-employment and a common strategy they turn to is term limits. An employment attorney and co-employment expert reprises his argument that the strategy is flawed.

Double trouble: Worker can sue buyer despite prior settlements with staffing firm

|February 26th, 2020|

A settlement agreement with a staffing agency on a wage-and-hour claim does not necessarily preclude an employee from later suing the staffing agency’s client on the exact same claims, a California appeals court affirmed.

Term limits have little benefit when adopted to avoid co-employment

|February 12th, 2020|

How long someone has been engaged is almost never very important in deciding whether co-employment exists in a particular case.

Staffing buyer to pay $3 million for scheme to employ undocumented immigrants

|January 29th, 2020|

A Texas builder found to have employed undocumented workers and sought to have those same workers continue to work for it via a staffing firm will pay $3 million, and its owners face jail time.

Top analyst insights of 2019

|January 2nd, 2020|

CWS 3.0 strives to provide actionable management advice and insight to enable you to run your program. As we head into 2020, we look back at the most popular insight articles from our team of analysts.

10 most-read CWS 3.0 news stories of 2019

|December 18th, 2019|

CWS 3.0 strives to keep contingent workforce managers informed on events that affect the workforce solutions ecosystem. As 2019 comes to a close, we look back at the most-read news stories of the year.

Buyers to pay $3.5 million in labor visa program violations

|November 20th, 2019|

A group of farming companies operating in California and Washington will pay $3.5 million to settle US Department of Labor allegations they failed to comply with requirements of the H-2A visa program by favoring visa holders over US citizens, Bloomberg Law reports.

IR35 in the UK – Getting Ready for April 2020

|November 6th, 2019|

As the implementation deadline for IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules in the private sector nears, some companies relate how they are preparing for the forthcoming legislation.

New Jersey poised to pass IC portable benefits act

|November 6th, 2019|

New Jersey appears poised to pass legislation that would create a trust fund through which independent workers would be able to buy workers’ compensation and other benefits, writes attorney Salvador P. Simao on Lexology.