Wage and hour

Massachusetts top court questions gig worker ballot measure

|May 11th, 2022|

A ballot measure that would ask voters whether drivers for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft should be treated as independent contractors draws doubts from Massachusetts’ top court, Reuters reported.
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Video game maker to convert 1,100 contingents to FTEs

|April 13th, 2022|

Activision Blizzard Inc. said April 7 it will convert nearly 1,100 US-based contingent quality assurance workers of some divisions to full-time employees, starting July 1, Reuters reported.
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Can independent contractors strike and unionize?

|April 13th, 2022|

An appeals court ruled ICs colluding to drive price increases was a valid labor dispute rather than antitrust activity. An attorney with BakerHostetler explains what the future likely holds for that ruling in an Employment Law Spotlight blog post.
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Contingent worker hits Comcast, staffing supplier with wage claims

|March 30th, 2022|

Comcast and its staffing supplier, Robert Half, face a potential class action suit for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages to contingents working as incident managers.
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Washington state job postings may soon require pay scale, benefits

|March 9th, 2022|

The Washington state House passed legislation that would require employers in the state with more than 15 workers to disclose wage scales or salary ranges in each job posting, including those through staffing firms.
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California lawmaker introduces pay data reporting bill

|March 2nd, 2022|

Legislation has been introduced in California that would require companies with 100 or more employees to publicly report pay data broken down by race, ethnicity and gender for both direct employees and workers hired through staffing firms.
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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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Bill rates, new orders up: Suppliers note trends that impact you in SIA report

|December 8th, 2021|

Bill rates have been trending upward, according to a bimonthly report from SIA, but other factors indicate the tight labor market may be loosening. Keep a pulse on your suppliers.
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Joint employment: Buyer can compel arbitration when not signatory to agreement

|December 8th, 2021|

The 10th circuit ruled a staffing buyer can compel arbitration even when not a signatory to an arbitration agreement between temporary workers and their staffing agencies, attorneys for Seyfarth Shaw report.
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Under pressure: 2021 has been volatile for some wages, bill rates, Part 2

|December 1st, 2021|

Other industries, not just healthcare, are seeing increased labor costs — and the contingent workforce is not immune to these skyrocketing wage issues.
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