Risk Mitigation

DE&I in the EU: Staying compliant with anti-discrimination employment laws

|June 22nd, 2022|

While the European Union prohibits discrimination on certain grounds, individual member states have their own laws to consider as you develop initiatives for your contingent workforce program. Here’s the landscape.
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Staffing buyer implicated in alleged no-poach scheme

|June 8th, 2022|

Illinois’ attorney general says Vee Pak colluded with its staffing providers to keep temporary workers from moving between staffing firms, “trapping them in low-paying jobs.”
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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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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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Staffing executives charged with H-1B visa fraud

|April 20th, 2022|

Defendants applied for H-1B visas naming client companies but assigned the workers to different firms that paid more than $2.5 million for the resources.
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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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Clean up your no-poaching language to avoid hot water

|February 9th, 2022|

The recent indictment of a procurement professional highlights the need to conduct a thorough review of your program’s agreements for any no-poach clauses that could be illegal.
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Create responsible AI

|February 9th, 2022|

Many organizations are turning to artificial intelligence to avoid bias in their processes. However, AI-managed systems can create bigger problems. What you need to know.
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‘Deeply disturbing’: Company releases report on workplace bullying, harassment

|February 9th, 2022|

After an internal workplace culture review found poor treatment of employees and contract workers, global mining company Rio Tinto promises change.
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