Compliance

Covid compliance: Charting a new course

|July 28th, 2021|

After navigating the Covid-19 pandemic and a fully remote workforce, employers and their legal advisors are charting a new course as they seek to return workers to the office. A staffing firm’s general counsel outlines considerations in Staffing Industry Review.
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Repeal of Trump-era joint employer rule nears as White House concludes review

|July 21st, 2021|

The White House last week cleared the way for a repeal of the Trump administration’s standard for joint employment that many considered more business friendly.
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What’s the wage?

|July 21st, 2021|

There’s much talk about wage inflation amid worker shortages. Whether the worry is warranted or not, SIA collated historical and projected wage averages in 34 countries and more to help program managers anticipate trends.
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Lowe’s wins bid to enforce arbitration in worker misclassification case

|July 21st, 2021|

An independent installer’s misclassification case against the home improvement retailer must be handled through arbitration, a US District Court ruled last week.
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Delaware becomes 10th state to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

|July 21st, 2021|

Delaware’s minimum wage will rise to $15 an hour from $9.25 over a series of annual increases between 2022 and 2025.
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Employed or self-employed? A matter of personal service

|July 14th, 2021|

UK court decisions regarding employment status of Deliveroo and Uber workers are seemingly at odds. SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research explains the differences between the cases.
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Buyer to pay $1.45 million in racial harassment suit; failed to take immediate and corrective action

|July 14th, 2021|

The Ohio-based medical and laboratory product manufacturer and distributor and its staffing firm did not take immediate corrective action when workers complained, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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New Jersey governor signs IC misclassification legislative package

|July 14th, 2021|

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last week signed a four-bill legislative package aimed at stopping the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
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Business groups lobby against key Biden labor nominee

|July 14th, 2021|

President Biden’s pick to run the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division is facing fierce opposition from several business groups, The Hill reported.
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Gig worker sick pay: Uber to pay $3.5 million to Seattle drivers

|June 30th, 2021|

Uber will pay nearly $3.5 million to 15,717 independent contractor drivers in Seattle to settle allegations under the city’s Covid-era Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance.
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