|IC compliance: Top issues for 2019 — Part 2|
The use of independent contractors is thriving. While many embrace it, including workers themselves, others bemoan it, leading to a clash in the legal arena. Here are some of the most important issues affecting independent work today.
|Senators propose bill to protect franchisors from joint-employer liability|
Legislation has been introduced that would protect franchisors from joint-employer liability for employment law violations.
|Sponsored: Delivering differently|
Closing the gap between the sales process and the solution delivery, Workspend gives midmarket and enterprise clients a voice while embracing its suppliers.
|Visa fraud: California man faces 12 years in prison|
A California man was found guilty of 21 counts of visa fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft this month and could face 12 years in federal prison, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced.
|Benchmarks: Global spend on contingent work|
Companies worldwide spent US $4.5 trillion on contingent work in 2018, according to research from Staffing Industry Analysts.
|H-1B: Courting disaster, imposing fees|
The USCIS may be courting disaster if it proceeds without beta-testing its H-1B visa registration system, a Forbes contributor warns. Meanwhile, a proposed fee for companies to make use of the electronic filing system has cleared a hurdle, Mintz law firm reports.