Compliance

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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OSHA cites buyer and staffing firm over coronavirus hazards

|August 11th, 2021|

A New Jersey medical facility and its temporary staffing provider failed to ensure the safety and health of nurses giving flu shots and testing potentially infectious patients for the coronavirus earlier this year, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation has found.
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California truckers file AB 5 appeal with US Supreme Court

|August 11th, 2021|

The California Trucking Association announced Aug. 9 it has filed a petition for the US Supreme Court to review its case challenging California’s AB 5 law, Reuters reported.
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Postmates settles Seattle sick leave law allegations for nearly $1 million

|August 11th, 2021|

Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards announced an agreement last week with Postmates Inc. for the company to pay $972,075.89 to settle allegations under the city’s Covid-19-related Gig Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance.
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DOL rescinds Trump-era joint-employment regulation

|August 4th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor announced the anticipated final rule that rescinds the Trump-era regulation covering joint employment of workers such as between staffing firms and client companies.
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Deliveroo to leave Spain after laws make delivery workers employees

|August 4th, 2021|

Food delivery work services platform Deliveroo is set to shut down its operations in Spain, months after the government announced changes to the legal status of gig economy workers, City A.M. reports.
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USCIS conducts second random selection from H-1B cap registrations

|August 4th, 2021|

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has selected additional H-1B registrations to reach the fiscal-year 2022 allocations. The newly selected registrants have until Nov. 3 to file their petitions.
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Contingent workforce manager: From postscript to key strategic partner

|July 28th, 2021|

The role of contingent workforce manager has evolved from an afterthought to a key strategic partner. Read how it happened.
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Judicial roundup: Screening time compensable; intent a factor in PAGA cases; $8.5 million IC settlement

|July 28th, 2021|

Time spend undergoing mandatory security screens is compensable in Pennsylvania; California workers seeking statutory damages for incorrect pay must show willful intent; and Scooter rental company Lime settles an IC case in California.
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Canada mulls major temp foreign worker policy changes

|July 28th, 2021|

The Canadian government is proposing major changes to the rules for temporary foreign workers to address existing gaps in worker protections and strengthen program integrity.
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