Compliance

Simplify to four essential primary worker engagement types

|November 30th, 2022|

When it comes to worker classification, many organizations have too many buckets into which their workforce potentially fits. A look at the four primary worker engagement models that organizations need.
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New York codifies absence protections with ‘no-fault’ ban

|November 30th, 2022|

New York codifies absence protections with a ban on “no-fault“ attendance policies. This law is a “good reminder” to review your policies, an attorney advises.
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Marijuana potholes: Direction needed amidst conflicting laws

|November 30th, 2022|

Conflicting regulations between states and the federal government create potential legal issues around hiring and managing talent, writes an attorney in Staffing Industry Review magazine.
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Union accuses Alphabet of blocking pay transparency

|November 9th, 2022|

A union that seeks to represent directly employed and contingent workers at Google alleged in a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board that Alphabet blocked contract workers from accessing internal pay transparency data.
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New Zealand passes law allowing for industrywide fair pay collective bargaining

|November 9th, 2022|

Industry observers expect a new law to add costs and administrative burden to employers as negotiations would encompass all employers across industries.
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Feds scrutinize electronic monitoring of workers

|November 2nd, 2022|

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel has expressed concerns that electronic monitoring could impede workers’ rights to organize, while the DOL lists it as a factor indicating control over workers and, thus, possible employee status.
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IC Roundup: Comment period for DOL rule extended; other stories

|November 2nd, 2022|

The public comment period is extended for the DOL’s proposed worker classification rule; 47 workers receive $1 million in back wages and damages; Shipt faces misclassification charges lodged by Washington DC and Minnesota.
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Canada enhances temporary foreign worker protections

|October 26th, 2022|

New regulations meant to strengthen protections for temporary foreign workers in Canada have gone into effect. What is expected of employers.
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IC roundup: Landmark Uber ruling in New Zealand, companies settle lawsuits

|October 26th, 2022|

Uber drivers were declared employees by the New Zealand Employment Court in a case that could have broader impact; California sees multiple misclassification settlements.
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Hidden landmines in DOL’s IC classification proposal

|October 26th, 2022|

An attorney with law firm Fisher Phillips in a Staffing Stream blog post cautions program managers and staffing firms to be aware of a hidden landmine in the recently announced independent contractor classification final rule.
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