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Collaborate for a better world of work

|October 13th, 2021|

The workforce solutions ecosystem is flourishing because the people within it are willing to work together to share best practices and thought leadership, writes SIA’s Frank Enriquez in the Staffing Stream.
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Prepping for President Biden’s mandatory vaccine requirement

|October 6th, 2021|

While companies await OSHA rules on implementing Biden's vaccine mandate, guidance from other government departments may provide some pointers.
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CWS Symposium Live: Moving forward with your DE&I initiatives, part 2

|October 6th, 2021|

Education, training and leadership — don’t forget communication — are key components to the successful implementation of a DE&I initiative for your contingent workforce.
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Contingent worker awarded $137 million in discrimination case against Tesla

|October 6th, 2021|

A federal jury in San Francisco awarded a contingent worker at Tesla Inc. $137 million in damages in a racial discrimination lawsuit. The award included $130 million in punitive damages.
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Company to pay $42 million in independent contractor misclassification case

|October 6th, 2021|

A Pennsylvania company will pay $42.3 million in back wages and liquidated damages to 700 workers after misclassifying them as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor announced.
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AB 5 roundup: SCOTUS declines truckers’ case; state extends exemptions

|October 6th, 2021|

The US Supreme Court declines truckers’ AB 5 case; California legislature extends AB 5 exemptions for certain job types.
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Remote work shifts talent landscape: Change your approach

|September 29th, 2021|

Remote work is challenging companies to modify management practices and evaluate policies long-term, as they face workforces inclined to quit rather than be forced back into the office and other challenges.
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CWS Symposium Live: Acquiring workers for the future

|September 29th, 2021|

The pandemic effected change in CW programs that would otherwise have taken years. While program managers adapted, they must be strategizing now for changes yet to come.
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Judge: Arbitration agreements not a shield from federal action

|September 29th, 2021|

Arbitration agreements between employers and workers do not preclude the US DOL from taking action on behalf of those workers, a federal judge ruled, allowing an independent contractor misclassification case to proceed.
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California employers face criminal liability for intentional unpaid wages

|September 29th, 2021|

A California law that makes intentional “wage theft” by employers a felony in the state of California applies to companies’ independent contractors as well as direct hires.
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