Compliance

Australian companies face millions in fines for use of unlicensed labor hirers

|November 1st, 2023|

An engineering firm and its subcontractors face US$3.5 million in penalties for sourcing workers from unlicensed staffing firms in Australia.
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DHS proposes changes to modernize H-1B rule

|October 25th, 2023|

The planned modifications would increase efficiency, reduce fraud, improve processes and “give beneficiaries more choice between legitimate job offers.”
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White House seeks to strengthen protections for H-2B workers

|October 25th, 2023|

In a report released Oct. 19, a task force announced new efforts to improve protections for vulnerable workers in the H-2B program.
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Law firm pushes back on mandatory employee classification for temp nurses

|October 18th, 2023|

A letter to the US Department of Labor argues against a one-size-fits-all requirement that temporary nursing staff can’t be classified as independent contractors.
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California to up minimum wage for healthcare workers to $25

|October 18th, 2023|

A new law will progressively raise the minimum wage for all California healthcare employees over the next decade to $25 per hour.
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Security company faces DOL lawsuit alleging IC misclassification, illegal deductions

|October 11th, 2023|

A Chicago-based firm misclassified security guards as independent contractors and illegally deducted fines from workers’ pay, according to the suit.
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Amazon misclassified driver, must pay unemployment taxes for all similar workers

|October 4th, 2023|

A Virginia appeals court upheld a previous ruling that Amazon misclassified a delivery driver as an independent contractor and must now pay unemployment insurance taxes for all Flex drivers.
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Agencies partner to enhance enforcement of employment laws, share information

|October 4th, 2023|

The agreement between the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and the EEOC enables information sharing, joint investigations, training, outreach and enforcement.
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EEOC sues Tesla, alleges both temps and employees engaged in discrimination

|October 4th, 2023|

The agency filed another lawsuit against the automaker claiming widespread racial harassment at a manufacturing plant in Fremont, California.
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Distribution company faces lawsuit over alleged discriminatory hiring practices

|October 4th, 2023|

The lawsuit alleges a Tennessee-based company and its staffing provider denied individuals employment on the basis of race, highlighting critical considerations for CW program managers.
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