Compliance

DOL, NLRB collaborate on enhanced enforcement

|January 12th, 2022|

The agencies sign an agreement to improve enforcement against misclassification of workers as independent contractors, unlawful pay practices and retaliation against workers who exercise their legal rights.
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Trends to prepare for in 2022

|January 5th, 2022|

SIA’s CWS Council team compiled a list of 15 events program owners around the world should be especially aware of and prepared for in 2022. Here are eight of those projections and actions program managers should take.
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Sex discrimination: Riot Games settles with contingents, employees for $100 million

|January 5th, 2022|

Computer games maker Riot Games Inc. agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle allegations of sex discrimination and harassment claims that involved 1,065 female employees and 1,300 female contract workers.
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2021: The year in review

|January 5th, 2022|

Covid-19 and its wide-ranging effects on contingent workforce management dominated readers’ interest in 2021, from vaccines to wage pressure to skills shortages. Here are the top stories of the year.
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Buyer manager, outsourcing executives indicted for alleged no-hire pact

|January 5th, 2022|

A former manager of an engineering company and five executives of outsourced engineering suppliers allegedly conspired not to hire employees from one another’s companies.
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Regulatory roundup: NLRB IC standard; Massachusetts’ joint-employer test

|January 5th, 2022|

The NLRB is poised to abandon the current standard for determining whether independent contractors are properly classified; Massachusetts’ High Court sets standard governing joint-employer liability.
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Supreme Court to hear arguments over employer vaccine mandate

|January 5th, 2022|

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 7 on President Biden’s mandate that employers with 100 or more employees require their employees be vaccinated against Covid-19 or undergo weekly testing, Politico reported.
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A different direction: EU countries eye shift from temporary work

|December 15th, 2021|

Following elections that shifted them politically, several European Union countries are likely to pursue policy changes that restrict temporary work. What you can expect from certain jurisdictions.
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Top advisory insights of 2021

|December 15th, 2021|

SIA’s analysts and CWS Council advisory team provide — through CWS 3.0 — their insights to help program managers keep their organizations compliant and competitive.
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IC roundup: Louisiana suspends ‘safe harbor’ law; Virginia secures first guilty plea

|December 15th, 2021|

A Louisiana provision protecting first-time independent contractor misclassification offenders runs afoul of federal law; Virginia announced a guilty plea in the first misclassification-related charges brought by the state’s Worker Protection Unit.
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