Program policies and management

Lowe’s wins bid to enforce arbitration in worker misclassification case

|July 21st, 2021|

An independent installer’s misclassification case against the home improvement retailer must be handled through arbitration, a US District Court ruled last week.
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Delaware becomes 10th state to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

|July 21st, 2021|

Delaware’s minimum wage will rise to $15 an hour from $9.25 over a series of annual increases between 2022 and 2025.
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Skills apocalypse: Train your contingents

|July 14th, 2021|

Finding workers with the right skills is a persistent problem for contingent workforce programs; upskilling is an option to help find the workers your program needs. We take a look at a few different training models.
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Employed or self-employed? A matter of personal service

|July 14th, 2021|

UK court decisions regarding employment status of Deliveroo and Uber workers are seemingly at odds. SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research explains the differences between the cases.
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Buyer to pay $1.45 million in racial harassment suit; failed to take immediate and corrective action

|July 14th, 2021|

The Ohio-based medical and laboratory product manufacturer and distributor and its staffing firm did not take immediate corrective action when workers complained, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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New Jersey governor signs IC misclassification legislative package

|July 14th, 2021|

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last week signed a four-bill legislative package aimed at stopping the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
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Second chancers: An answer to the talent shortage, part 2

|June 30th, 2021|

How some organizations are opening doors for people with nonviolent criminal backgrounds and in the process tapping into a vast talent source that is often more committed than other workers.
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Second chancers: An answer to the talent shortage

|June 23rd, 2021|

What if a solution existed that would address companies’ top challenges: Worker shortages and diversity hiring? There is such a solution, and that is in the form of giving second chances to those with criminal backgrounds.
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Tenure policies they are a-changin’

|June 23rd, 2021|

Buyers are using tenure policies less often as a risk-mitigation tool, and rightfully so. But as those policies change and workers serve longer terms, other management challenges come to light. Here are a few.
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Amazon loses bid to enforce arbitration in IC misclassification lawsuit

|June 23rd, 2021|

The US Supreme Court declined to review a First Circuit ruling that Amazon’s delivery drivers in Massachusetts are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act and cannot be forced into arbitration. The drivers can now take their misclassification case to court.
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