Risk Mitigation

Canada mulls major temp foreign worker policy changes

|July 28th, 2021|

The Canadian government is proposing major changes to the rules for temporary foreign workers to address existing gaps in worker protections and strengthen program integrity.
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Covid compliance: Charting a new course

|July 28th, 2021|

After navigating the Covid-19 pandemic and a fully remote workforce, employers and their legal advisors are charting a new course as they seek to return workers to the office. A staffing firm’s general counsel outlines considerations in Staffing Industry Review.
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Buyer to pay $1.45 million in racial harassment suit; failed to take immediate and corrective action

|July 14th, 2021|

The Ohio-based medical and laboratory product manufacturer and distributor and its staffing firm did not take immediate corrective action when workers complained, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Amazon loses bid to enforce arbitration in IC misclassification lawsuit

|June 23rd, 2021|

The US Supreme Court declined to review a First Circuit ruling that Amazon’s delivery drivers in Massachusetts are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act and cannot be forced into arbitration. The drivers can now take their misclassification case to court.
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Under wraps

|June 23rd, 2021|

A labor employment attorney discusses confidentiality agreements for staffing professionals as remote work puts intellectual property at greater risk. Read about it in Staffing Industry Review magazine.
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Judge denies motion to dismiss no-poaching lawsuit against buyer, staffing firms

|June 9th, 2021|

A circuit court judge denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against a buyer of staffing services and three staffing providers brought against them alleging no-poaching and wage-fixing agreements.
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Covid death leads to citations for buyer, staffing firms

|May 26th, 2021|

The California Department of Industrial Relations cited Foster Poultry Farms Inc. and four staffing providers for Covid-19 violations at a location in Livingston, California.
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Covid emergency safety rules — prepare now

|May 5th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor, in response to an executive order from President Biden, took a step toward finalizing an emergency temporary standard for Covid-19 workplace safety.
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Washington state mandates temp training, buyer/provider coordination

|April 21st, 2021|

A new law in Washington state, meant to prevent injuries to temporary workers, requires increased communication between staffing agencies and worksite employers to close safety and training gaps, Washington State Wire reports.
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Trucking firm to recoup payout to injured contractor

|April 7th, 2021|

A liability policy’s employee exclusion does not apply to contractors, a jury determined. Therefore, the insurer must reimburse a trucking company the $2 million paid out to an injured IC, Reuters reported.
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