Wage and hour

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.

Proposed US legislation would raise cost of temps

|July 22nd, 2020|

US legislators’ proposal would raise the wages of temporary workers and provide them paid sick leave during the pandemic, yet prevent staffing firms from charging conversion fees, among other restrictions. What you need to know.

Amazon to face security screen class action

|July 15th, 2020|

New Jersey District Court reasons that post-shift security screens should be compensable under state law.

Legislators find there is no easy way to classify ICs

|June 24th, 2020|

With the news that the Dutch government has decided against implementing a statutory minimum rate for freelancers, it is clear there is no easy way to classify independent contractors, as the UK and Californian legislators have already discovered.

150 temporary cannery workers sue buyer over unpaid quarantine

|June 24th, 2020|

A group of temporary workers filed a lawsuit on Friday against a salmon cannery operator over an allegedly unpaid quarantine period at a hotel in Los Angeles.

Gig worker jobs hit hard by Covid-19

|May 20th, 2020|

With unemployment levels rising at unprecedented rates, this portion of the workforce faces dire circumstances. Here’s the big picture for global gig workers.

Workplace protections still apply when WFH

|May 13th, 2020|

If a worker suffers a work-related injury at home, they are eligible to recover lost wages and medical costs and possibly qualify for rehabilitation services, according to an article on MPRNews.com.