Wage and hour

IC roundup: Georgia ‘employee’ definition; Florida shield

|June 22nd, 2022|

Georgia redefines “employee” for unemployment benefits but restricts local governments’ authority; Florida shields businesses from misclassification claims when providing assistance to independent contractors during declared emergencies.
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IC classification, remote workers and state law: Which laws apply?

|June 15th, 2022|

An appeals court ruling in a worker misclassification case offers guidance for determining what law applies to out-of-state workers, attorneys for Littler Mendelson wrote.
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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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Queen’s Jubilee: Paid time off depends on the contract

|May 25th, 2022|

As the UK prepares to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne, here’s what employers need to know about workers’ entitlements.
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Instacart loses arbitration bid in IC misclassification case

|May 25th, 2022|

In its misclassification case against the grocery delivery app, San Diego does not “stand in the shoes” of workers and thus is not bound to their arbitration agreement, an appeals court ruled. San Diego asserts unfair competitive advantage.
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Massachusetts top court questions gig worker ballot measure

|May 11th, 2022|

A ballot measure that would ask voters whether drivers for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft should be treated as independent contractors draws doubts from Massachusetts’ top court, Reuters reported.
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Video game maker to convert 1,100 contingents to FTEs

|April 13th, 2022|

Activision Blizzard Inc. said April 7 it will convert nearly 1,100 US-based contingent quality assurance workers of some divisions to full-time employees, starting July 1, Reuters reported.
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Can independent contractors strike and unionize?

|April 13th, 2022|

An appeals court ruled ICs colluding to drive price increases was a valid labor dispute rather than antitrust activity. An attorney with BakerHostetler explains what the future likely holds for that ruling in an Employment Law Spotlight blog post.
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Contingent worker hits Comcast, staffing supplier with wage claims

|March 30th, 2022|

Comcast and its staffing supplier, Robert Half, face a potential class action suit for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages to contingents working as incident managers.
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Washington state job postings may soon require pay scale, benefits

|March 9th, 2022|

The Washington state House passed legislation that would require employers in the state with more than 15 workers to disclose wage scales or salary ranges in each job posting, including those through staffing firms.
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