Regulatory

Employment concerns: Lawmakers tackle worker protections

|January 25th, 2023|

From pay transparency and paid leave to tightening restrictions against temporary work and the use of AI, governing entities worldwide are poised to address employment concerns in 2023.
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California sheds light on pay data reporting for contingents

|January 25th, 2023|

The California Civil Rights Department published an FAQ on the state’s pay data reporting law, which requires employers to disclose information on their contingent and contract workers.
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US, Mexico partner to protect temporary foreign workers

|January 25th, 2023|

The governments of the US and Mexico have agreed to strengthen protections for workers participating in temporary foreign worker programs.
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Auto parts, logistics firms ordered to pay $5.6 million in IC misclassification case

|January 18th, 2023|

The US Department of Labor ordered joint employers to pay back wages and liquidated damages to drivers after misclassifying them as independent contractors.
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FTC proposes ban on noncompetes

|January 11th, 2023|

The agency's proposed rule is based on a preliminary finding that noncompetes can violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.
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IC classification and joint employment on agencies’ agendas

|January 11th, 2023|

Final rules on independent contractor classification and joint employment are among the Biden administration’s regulatory agenda this year, according to the US Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
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USCIS: Increased fees for employment visas?

|January 4th, 2023|

Fees for many employment-based visas may see substantial increases, including a 70% jump for H-1Bs.
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Regulatory roundup: Pay transparency and more

|January 4th, 2023|

Washington state enacts the most stringent pay transparency rules, freelancer legislation is vetoed in New York state and a controversial AI employment law in New York City is postponed.
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2022: The year in review

|December 21st, 2022|

Workers’ rights and the evolution of work garnered the most interest among contingent workforce managers. From regulating the staffing industry and management strategies to investments in robotics, here are the top stories of 2022.
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IC rule change draws heated debate

|December 21st, 2022|

A proposed new rule by the US Department of Labor covering independent contractor classification received nearly 50,000 comments, with several groups in opposition.
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