Regulatory

Visa roundup: H-1B cap registration; additional H-2Bs; H-2A noncompliance fines

|February 2nd, 2022|

The window for fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap registration opens March 1; labor unions push back against announced expansion of H-2B visas; and Florida companies failed to comply with H-2A agricultural worker visa program requirements.
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Mixed bag: Where nations stand on Covid protocols

|January 26th, 2022|

As the UK starts to lift all its Covid-19 restrictions, the US and other nations redouble their efforts to impose mandatory rules on vaccines, testing and wearing of masks.
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Advancing equal opportunity at work: EEOC and DOL unveil initiative

|January 26th, 2022|

The agencies will collaborate to expand access to good jobs for workers from underrepresented communities and help address key hiring and recruitment challenges.
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2021: The year in review

|January 5th, 2022|

Covid-19 and its wide-ranging effects on contingent workforce management dominated readers’ interest in 2021, from vaccines to wage pressure to skills shortages. Here are the top stories of the year.
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Supreme Court to hear arguments over employer vaccine mandate

|January 5th, 2022|

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 7 on President Biden’s mandate that employers with 100 or more employees require their employees be vaccinated against Covid-19 or undergo weekly testing, Politico reported.
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A different direction: EU countries eye shift from temporary work

|December 15th, 2021|

Following elections that shifted them politically, several European Union countries are likely to pursue policy changes that restrict temporary work. What you can expect from certain jurisdictions.
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Top advisory insights of 2021

|December 15th, 2021|

SIA’s analysts and CWS Council advisory team provide — through CWS 3.0 — their insights to help program managers keep their organizations compliant and competitive.
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Court halts vaccine mandate for federal contractors

|December 8th, 2021|

The Biden administration’s mandate for federal contractors’ employees to be vaccinated will be halted nationwide amid a slew of challenges from states that say the president overstepped his authority in requiring the Covid-19 shots, Bloomberg Law reported.
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DoorDash to pay $5.3 million to settle alleged labor law violations in San Francisco

|December 1st, 2021|

DoorDash will pay 4,500 San Francisco contractors to settle alleged violations of the city’s Health Care Security Ordinance and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.
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Work visa roundup: Engaging H-2B foreign workers

|December 1st, 2021|

DOL rules Covid-related labor shortages not a qualifier for H-2Bs; Igloo resolves immigration-related discrimination claims; seafood processor sentenced for visa fraud.
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