Risk Mitigation

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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Judge may slash $137 million awarded to Tesla contractor

|January 26th, 2022|

A US district judge suggested he may reduce the size of the damages awarded to a Tesla contract worker over racial abuse in lieu of granting the car manufacturer a new trial.
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Trends to prepare for in 2022

|January 5th, 2022|

SIA’s CWS Council team compiled a list of 15 events program owners around the world should be especially aware of and prepared for in 2022. Here are eight of those projections and actions program managers should take.
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Sex discrimination: Riot Games settles with contingents, employees for $100 million

|January 5th, 2022|

Computer games maker Riot Games Inc. agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle allegations of sex discrimination and harassment claims that involved 1,065 female employees and 1,300 female contract workers.
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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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Buyer manager, outsourcing executives indicted for alleged no-hire pact

|January 5th, 2022|

A former manager of an engineering company and five executives of outsourced engineering suppliers allegedly conspired not to hire employees from one another’s companies.
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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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