Wage and hour

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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Back in the building

|February 24th, 2021|

Working from home is not an option for many businesses. As the world recovers from the pandemic, here are some ideas to woo contingent workers back to physical locales.
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As IC usage grows, manage your risk

|January 13th, 2021|

Contingent workforce managers plan to increase their usage of independent contractors. Here are some steps you can take to mitigate your risk when using this strategic worker classification.

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.

IC classification cases: Uber/Lyft, Postmates, gentlemen’s club

|October 14th, 2020|

Judges hear arguments in Uber and Lyft’s fight to keep classifying drivers as ICs; a Postmates driver sues over status; and exotic dancers prevail in misclassification fight.

Spain to fine companies that perpetuate the wage gap

|October 14th, 2020|

Spain is moving to outlaw the wage gap between men and women, making it mandatory for companies to disclose the salaries of their employees or face fines, The Associated Press reported.

H1-B roundup: Judge blocks Trump work visa orders; DOL reforms pay methodology

|October 7th, 2020|

A US district judge ruled the president does not have the authority to cast aside immigration laws; the DOL issued an interim final rule reforming the prevailing wage methodology used in several foreign worker programs.

Don’t overlook IC compliance and payrolling services when direct sourcing

|August 5th, 2020|

For a direct-sourcing initiative to be successful, the program needs providers for independent contractor compliance and payrolling. How to find the right fit.

Illinois AG: Buyer engaged in wage-fixing, facilitated no-poach agreements

|August 5th, 2020|

The Illinois attorney general has sued a staffing buyer and three providers alleging they took part in unlawful no-poach and wage-fixing schemes.

Your downstream impact: Emerging job roles, CARES Act usage and the supplier habitat

|July 29th, 2020|

The July 2020 Pulse Survey Report queried staffing providers about in-demand job titles, emerging new job titles and their use of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s small business loans.