Regulatory

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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New Washington state law limits certain provisions in employment and IC contracts

|April 6th, 2022|

Washington state passed a law preventing contract provisions that prohibit employees and independent contractors from discussing certain illegal acts.
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Despite $18 million settlement, Activision’s sexual harassment ails continue

|March 30th, 2022|

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard settled a sexual harassment case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but faces an ongoing case that includes contingent workers and a new lawsuit.
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Misclassification: Pennsylvania calculates costs, lawmaker promises action

|March 16th, 2022|

A joint task force said Pennsylvanians lose hundreds of millions annually due to misclassification of workers as independent contractors and recommended the state adopt the ABC test for classification, among other actions.
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