Risk Mitigation

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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‘Who is responsible for granting accommodations to the vaccine mandate?’

|November 3rd, 2021|

As we await OSHA’s rules for implementing the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate, SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research anticipates programs’ likely responsibilities — and potential costs.
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South Carolina: Buyers can be held liable for injuries suffered by contingents

|October 20th, 2021|

The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a landmark ruling that increases staffing buyers’ tort liability risk for injured contract workers.
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Discriminatory hiring requests: Only training can change the paradigm

|October 13th, 2021|

Asking your staffing provider to use discriminatory hiring practices can land both firms in hot water, as can unconscious biases. Be sure your program stakeholders are on the same educated page to ensure a fair and inclusive process.
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Court: AB 5 not a first amendment issue

|October 13th, 2021|

Freelance journalists and photographers claimed AB 5 violates their free speech. The 9th Circuit rejected that, saying the legislation falls within the traditional sphere of state regulation.
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Mind your language?

|August 17th, 2021|

A common element of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts is word choice in business settings. While what we say matters, recent court cases indicate not all usage is inherently discriminatory.
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OSHA cites buyer and staffing firm over coronavirus hazards

|August 11th, 2021|

A New Jersey medical facility and its temporary staffing provider failed to ensure the safety and health of nurses giving flu shots and testing potentially infectious patients for the coronavirus earlier this year, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation has found.
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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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