Compliance

IC roundup: Georgia ‘employee’ definition; Florida shield

|June 22nd, 2022|

Georgia redefines “employee” for unemployment benefits but restricts local governments’ authority; Florida shields businesses from misclassification claims when providing assistance to independent contractors during declared emergencies.
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IC classification, remote workers and state law: Which laws apply?

|June 15th, 2022|

An appeals court ruling in a worker misclassification case offers guidance for determining what law applies to out-of-state workers, attorneys for Littler Mendelson wrote.
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Massachusetts’ top court blocks ballot initiatives on gig economy drivers’ IC status

|June 15th, 2022|

Massachusetts voters won’t get to weigh in on whether drivers for Uber, DoorDash and other platforms should be classified as independent contractors following a court ruling issued June 14.
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UK looks to repeal ban on agency staff replacing striking workers

|June 15th, 2022|

The UK is reportedly preparing to repeal a legal ban on the use of agency staff to fill in for employees who are on strike, according to a report in The Guardian.
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Staffing buyer implicated in alleged no-poach scheme

|June 8th, 2022|

Illinois’ attorney general says Vee Pak colluded with its staffing providers to keep temporary workers from moving between staffing firms, “trapping them in low-paying jobs.”
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IC roundup: Supreme Court urged not to review AB 5 case; DOL pursues new final rule

|June 8th, 2022|

The US Solicitor General advised SCOTUS that it need not review a case against California’s AB 5 law; the Department of Labor will hold public forums to hear perspectives on worker classification.
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Queen’s Jubilee: Paid time off depends on the contract

|May 25th, 2022|

As the UK prepares to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne, here’s what employers need to know about workers’ entitlements.
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Instacart loses arbitration bid in IC misclassification case

|May 25th, 2022|

In its misclassification case against the grocery delivery app, San Diego does not “stand in the shoes” of workers and thus is not bound to their arbitration agreement, an appeals court ruled. San Diego asserts unfair competitive advantage.
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DOL appeals reinstatement of Trump-era IC rule

|May 18th, 2022|

The US Department of Labor is appealing a Texas federal judge’s order blocking the withdrawal of a Trump-era rule that makes it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors.
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Quebec extends protections for temp foreign workers

|May 18th, 2022|

The role of an inspection team created to protect the rights of temp foreign workers in Quebec will be expanded to several sectors of activity and become permanent, Montreal Gazette reported.
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