Regulatory

NLRB to revisit joint employment issue again

|September 14th, 2022|

The NLRB will revisit the issue of joint employment as it considers the relationship between client companies and staffing firms when it comes to union representation. However, experts warn of concerns if contingents are included.
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When H-1B is the gauge

|September 14th, 2022|

Indicators point to strong demand for IT talent despite reports of layoffs, writes Editorial Director Craig Johnson in a Staffing Stream blog post.
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Working with umbrella companies: Do your due diligence first

|August 31st, 2022|

Perceived to be a safe option for hirers in the wake of IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules, umbrella companies have their own unique risks.
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Proposed bill would codify flexible work

|August 3rd, 2022|

While the proposed work arrangement would combine the flexibility of independent work with certain workplace protections and benefits, it would remove minimum wage and overtime protections.
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UK provides guidance to clarify gig workers’ rights

|August 3rd, 2022|

The UK last week published guidance to clarify the rights to which gig economy workers are entitled, from the national minimum wage to paid leave. Additional guidance for employers or engagers is available to help them understand their responsibilities toward their staff.
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Court sends Browning-Ferris back to NLRB

|August 3rd, 2022|

A US circuit court ruled the National Relations Labor Board in 2020 improperly applied its standard to conclude that Browning-Ferris Industries wasn’t a joint employer.
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Michigan court nullifies state’s compromise wage and paid leave laws

|July 27th, 2022|

Michigan’s legislature violated the state’s constitution when it overhauled paid leave and minimum wages laws in a lame-duck session, attorneys with Littler Mendelson wrote. If the ruling stands, independent contractors and temporary workers would be entitled to paid sick leave.
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NLRB announces interagency partnerships to enforce worker protections

|July 27th, 2022|

The National Labor Relations Board entered into separate agreements with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to collaborate on areas such as misclassification of workers and the impact of algorithmic decision-making.
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US plays catch-up on data privacy

|July 20th, 2022|

Behind much of the world on data privacy, US lawmakers released a watershed privacy bill that would establish a federal standard. While it faces major hurdles, here’s what it comprises.
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Safety coalition releases best practices for host employers to protect temps

|July 20th, 2022|

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, along with a coalition of safety organizations, released best practices to protect temporary workers on the job.
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