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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is a managing editor for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

Dueling lawsuits over new joint employer rule

|June 12th, 2024|

Two separate cases have caused a dispute over the proper venue to litigate the measure.
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Business groups file lawsuit to block new overtime rule

|June 5th, 2024|

The suit alleges the rule violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the DOL exceeded its authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Noncompete rule faces mounting opposition while effective date is set

|May 15th, 2024|

The FTC’s new rule is slated to go into effect in September but still faces multiple lawsuits, including one filed by the US Chamber of Commerce.
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Biden admin aims to reclassify marijuana as lower risk

|May 1st, 2024|

The Drug Enforcement Administration proposes to move the substance to Schedule III, alongside drugs like Tylenol and ketamine.
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Trucking firm’s lawsuit challenges new IC rule

|May 1st, 2024|

The complaint alleges the rule’s ‘open-ended balancing test’ leaves small businesses unable to hire independent contractors without risk.
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DE&I: Moving forward amid ‘diversity fatigue’

|May 1st, 2024|

While some organizations in the ecosystem are pulling back on diversity initiatives, others are doubling down.
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Google cancels minimum wage, benefits rules for suppliers and staffing firms

|April 24th, 2024|

The move aims to help the company avoid joint employer classification concerns and avoid union negotiations.
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Nearly 4 million workers to get pay boost

|April 24th, 2024|

DOL raises the salary threshold for exemption from overtime, a policy that was last updated in 2019. The change goes into effect July 1.
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Cap reached for additional H-2B visas for returning workers

|April 24th, 2024|

The 19,000 visas will go to returning temporary nonagricultural workers with start dates from April 1 to May 14.
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EEOC says Workday AI discrimination case should move forward

|April 17th, 2024|

The agency says the company’s artificial intelligence functions like employment firms do, so federal anti-discrimination laws apply. Workday disagrees.
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