Wage and hour

Union accuses Alphabet of blocking pay transparency

|November 9th, 2022|

A union that seeks to represent directly employed and contingent workers at Google alleged in a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board that Alphabet blocked contract workers from accessing internal pay transparency data.
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IC Roundup: Comment period for DOL rule extended; other stories

|November 2nd, 2022|

The public comment period is extended for the DOL’s proposed worker classification rule; 47 workers receive $1 million in back wages and damages; Shipt faces misclassification charges lodged by Washington DC and Minnesota.
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Pay transparency: The growing trend

|October 19th, 2022|

Many US states are enacting legislation to create pay transparency. SIA’s legal and regulatory research director explores the most recent rules coming out of California and their impact.
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California expands wage reporting rules, adds contingent workers to the mix

|October 5th, 2022|

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that expands pay reporting and disclosure requirements for most employers, including those engaging contingent workers.
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U-turn ahead: UK to repeal IR35 reforms

|September 28th, 2022|

The UK is fulfilling its new prime minister’s promise to scrap IR35 off-payroll working rules. While welcome news, experts urge caution from employers and push for clear government guidance.
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Benchmarks: Bill rates rise, but one-quarter report decrease

|August 31st, 2022|

Sixty-nine percent of contingent workforce programs have faced increasing bill rates over the past year, but the amount of the increase varied, and some saw a decrease.
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Bill, pay rates to increase in 2022 despite softening demand: SIA report

|August 24th, 2022|

SIA’s recent Pulse Survey of staffing firms suggests pay rates and bill rates will increase in 2022 despite softening demand.
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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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