Compliance

Court vacates Trump-era wage-based H-1B selection process rule

|September 22nd, 2021|

A federal district court on Sept. 15 struck down a Trump administration rule that would have given high-wage positions priority in the H-1B selection process, replacing the lottery-based process currently in use.
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Independent contractors: Florida businesses to report their data; pro-Grubhub ruling to be reconsidered

|September 22nd, 2021|

Certain Florida businesses to submit new hire information for ICs and a federal judge must reconsider her ruling that Grubhub Inc. was correct to treat a delivery driver as an independent contractor.
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SEC human capital reporting: An opportunity to define your program

|September 15th, 2021|

A new SEC rule on human capital reporting is vague in its description of what must be disclosed. Read about the possible implications for contingent workforces going forward.
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Google accused of underpaying thousands of temp workers

|September 15th, 2021|

According to a report by The Guardian and The New York Times, Google executives have been aware for at least two years that it was out of compliance with laws in dozens of countries that mandate temporary workers be paid equal rates to full-time employees performing similar work.
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Boiling point for the vaccination conundrum

|September 1st, 2021|

The absence of government guidance has left organizations in an extremely difficult position, balancing between seemingly conflicting rights and responsibilities when considering vaccination mandates.
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Misclassification roundup: $7.3 million lawsuit settlement; $235,000-plus DOL recovery

|August 25th, 2021|

A medical technology firm settled a misclassification suit for $7.3 million and agreed to reclassify sales associates as employees; the DOL recovered more than $235,000 for 131 home health aides misclassified as independent contractors.
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Mind your language?

|August 17th, 2021|

A common element of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts is word choice in business settings. While what we say matters, recent court cases indicate not all usage is inherently discriminatory.
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NLRB general counsel’s memo provides roadmap for different direction

|August 17th, 2021|

NLRB’s new general counsel issued a memo plotting a revised ‘roadmap.’ It signals a rapidly changing ideology and significant changes to labor law precedent in cases involving employee status, handbook policies and more.
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Opponents of Massachusetts IC ballot initiative ask AG to rule proposal unconstitutional

|August 17th, 2021|

Opponents of a ballot initiative similar to California’s Proposition 22 asked the Massachusetts attorney general to declare the proposal unconstitutional.
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Uber and Lyft look for Prop 22 repeat in Massachusetts

|August 11th, 2021|

A coalition of gig economy companies — including Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and DoorDash Inc. — filed a ballot initiative proposal that would grant new benefits for app-based rideshare and delivery drivers in the commonwealth but allow them to maintain their status as independent contractors.
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