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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

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

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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OSHA releases Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare workers, updates general industry guidance

|June 16th, 2021|

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration on June 10 published a Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for specific healthcare settings and provided updated guidance for employers in all other industries to reflect current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Additional 22,000 H-2B visas now available

|May 26th, 2021|

The US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Labor issued a joint temporary final rule that provides additional temporary nonagricultural guest worker visas to employers for the second half of the federal fiscal year.
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Proposed federal legislation would apply ‘ABC’ test to ICs for unemployment benefits

|May 12th, 2021|

States would be required to adopt California’s restrictive version of the “ABC” test for independent contractor classification when determining eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits under federal legislation proposed in April by two Senate Democrats.
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Covid emergency safety rules — prepare now

|May 5th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor, in response to an executive order from President Biden, took a step toward finalizing an emergency temporary standard for Covid-19 workplace safety.
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Covid-19 fallout: skills mismatch, labor shortages ahead

|May 5th, 2021|

While many workers who left the labor force during the pandemic should return in the near-term, mismatches between workers’ skills and job openings could lead to temporary shortages and stronger wage growth in certain sectors.
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Appeals court overturns AB 5 injunction, rules California truckers not ICs

|May 5th, 2021|

A federal appeals court ruled that truck drivers in California should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors, overturning an injunction that stopped the trucking industry from coming under Assembly Bill 5, California’s get-tough law on independent contractor misclassification.
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The future of work is now

|April 21st, 2021|

The pandemic brought tomorrow’s world closer, said SIA’s Peter Reagan during the CWS Summit Europe this week. Here are some ways the pandemic affected the ecosystem and how you can be better prepared.
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Workforce Strategies for a New Tomorrow: CWS Summit Europe is next week

|April 14th, 2021|

Following a year of constant change, workforce specialists and futurists have their own ideas of what the future of work looks like, and they share their views next week during the virtual CWS Summit Europe 2021.
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Vaccines: Whose choice is it?

|April 7th, 2021|

As the vaccine rollout continues and definitive guidance is still pending, there are a few things to consider when developing return-to-workplace vaccine policies, including mandating vaccinations.
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