Regulatory

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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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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California man allegedly embezzles $1.2 million using fake staffing firm

|May 11th, 2022|

A California man has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling more than $1.2 million from his employer by submitting fraudulent invoices on behalf of a phony temporary staffing company.
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Massachusetts top court questions gig worker ballot measure

|May 11th, 2022|

A ballot measure that would ask voters whether drivers for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft should be treated as independent contractors draws doubts from Massachusetts’ top court, Reuters reported.
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Nintendo and staffing supplier hit with labor complaint

|April 27th, 2022|

The NLRB is investigating a complaint that Nintendo and its staffing provider allegedly terminated a contractor over unionization activities. The video game maker denies knowledge of union activities.
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Court slashes contingent worker’s $137 million jury award

|April 20th, 2022|

Citing a disproportionate award and constitutional limits, a judge last week reduced to $15 million a contingent worker’s award in a racial discrimination and harassment case against Tesla.
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Canada enhances Temporary Foreign Worker Program

|April 20th, 2022|

Canada announced enhancements to its Temporary Foreign Worker Program as part of an ongoing effort to meet the country’s labor market needs.
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Free flow of data

|April 13th, 2022|

The European Commission and the US government have agreed in principle on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, enabling data to move smoothly and safely between the EU and participating US companies without further requirements.
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IC roundup: Misclassification and the NLRB; franchises and the ABC test

|April 6th, 2022|

The National Labor Relations Board reexamines independent contractor misclassification; Massachusetts’ ABC IC test applies to franchise relationships.
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