Wage and hour

Covid-19 fallout: skills mismatch, labor shortages ahead

|May 5th, 2021|

While many workers who left the labor force during the pandemic should return in the near-term, mismatches between workers’ skills and job openings could lead to temporary shortages and stronger wage growth in certain sectors.
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Biden sets $15 minimum wage for federal contractors

|April 28th, 2021|

President Biden issued an executive order raising to $15 the minimum wage for work done on federal contracts. The wage currently is $10.95.
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Misclassification roundup: Firm owes back wages; Alabama harmonizes tests

|April 28th, 2021|

A Tennessee-based provider of at-home healthcare services is paying $358,675 in back wages to misclassified workers; A new Alabama law requires the use of the IRS 20-factor test and establishes safe harbor for employers.
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Closing the pay gap

|April 21st, 2021|

Gender pay inequality has been a longstanding issue that Equal Pay Day is meant to bring to light. With the pandemic setting women back, there’s much work to be done worldwide.
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IC misclassification penalties built into state’s paid leave law

|April 21st, 2021|

New Mexico’s Healthy Workplaces Act, which requires all employees be provided paid leave for sick time, safe time, or other reasons, also provides penalties for independent contractor misclassification.
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Maine buyer faces penalties in H-2A visa investigation

|March 31st, 2021|

A tomato grower has paid $245,351 in back wages and $92,114 in civil money penalties for violating labor provisions of the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visa Program and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
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Back in the building

|February 24th, 2021|

Working from home is not an option for many businesses. As the world recovers from the pandemic, here are some ideas to woo contingent workers back to physical locales.
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As IC usage grows, manage your risk

|January 13th, 2021|

Contingent workforce managers plan to increase their usage of independent contractors. Here are some steps you can take to mitigate your risk when using this strategic worker classification.

Apple penalizes supplier after problems at facility in India

|December 22nd, 2020|

Apple Inc. has put an iPhone manufacturer on probation — and will not award it new business — for breaching its code of conduct after violence broke out at the supplier’s facility over alleged nonpayment to contingent workers.

IC classification cases: Uber/Lyft, Postmates, gentlemen’s club

|October 14th, 2020|

Judges hear arguments in Uber and Lyft’s fight to keep classifying drivers as ICs; a Postmates driver sues over status; and exotic dancers prevail in misclassification fight.