Wage and hour

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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Bill rates, new orders up: Suppliers note trends that impact you in SIA report

|December 8th, 2021|

Bill rates have been trending upward, according to a bimonthly report from SIA, but other factors indicate the tight labor market may be loosening. Keep a pulse on your suppliers.
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Joint employment: Buyer can compel arbitration when not signatory to agreement

|December 8th, 2021|

The 10th circuit ruled a staffing buyer can compel arbitration even when not a signatory to an arbitration agreement between temporary workers and their staffing agencies, attorneys for Seyfarth Shaw report.
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Under pressure: 2021 has been volatile for some wages, bill rates, Part 2

|December 1st, 2021|

Other industries, not just healthcare, are seeing increased labor costs — and the contingent workforce is not immune to these skyrocketing wage issues.
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The big squeeze: 2021 has been volatile for some wages, bill rates, Part 1

|November 17th, 2021|

Many contingent workforce programs are seeing explosive bill rates as workers of various types command higher wages. Here’s a look at the landscape.
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California employers face criminal liability for intentional unpaid wages

|September 29th, 2021|

A California law that makes intentional “wage theft” by employers a felony in the state of California applies to companies’ independent contractors as well as direct hires.
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Court vacates Trump-era wage-based H-1B selection process rule

|September 22nd, 2021|

A federal district court on Sept. 15 struck down a Trump administration rule that would have given high-wage positions priority in the H-1B selection process, replacing the lottery-based process currently in use.
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Google accused of underpaying thousands of temp workers

|September 15th, 2021|

According to a report by The Guardian and The New York Times, Google executives have been aware for at least two years that it was out of compliance with laws in dozens of countries that mandate temporary workers be paid equal rates to full-time employees performing similar work.
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Judicial roundup: Screening time compensable; intent a factor in PAGA cases; $8.5 million IC settlement

|July 28th, 2021|

Time spend undergoing mandatory security screens is compensable in Pennsylvania; California workers seeking statutory damages for incorrect pay must show willful intent; and Scooter rental company Lime settles an IC case in California.
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What’s the wage?

|July 21st, 2021|

There’s much talk about wage inflation amid worker shortages. Whether the worry is warranted or not, SIA collated historical and projected wage averages in 34 countries and more to help program managers anticipate trends.
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