Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

NA Legs & Regs Advisor - March 2013

March 5, 2013

  • Department of Labor issues guidance on criminal records in hiring
  • OSHA issues interim final rule on Affordable Care Act whistleblower protection Provisions
  • Federal court orders company to pay misclassified teleworkers $1.3 million in back pay
  • Oregon introduces bill prohibiting discrimination... More

Firm to Pay $1.3 Million in IC Misclassification

February 20, 2013

A Pennsylvania company was ordered to pay $1.3 million in back wages to 14,568 current and former employees the U.S. Department of Labor determined were misclassified as independent contractors.


Senators Craft Bill to Raise H1-B Limits

January 30, 2013

Four senators, led by Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), have drafted a bill that would greatly increase the number of H-1B temporary visas granted each year, and would free up green cards so more of those immigrants could settle in the United States and eventually become citizens, The New York Times ... More


NA Legs & Regs Advisor - January 2013

January 29, 2013

  • IRS issues proposed regs on employer shared responsibility provisions of ACA
  • Medicinal marijuana dispensaries lawfully operating in Arizona
  • Independent contractor cannot pursue Fair Labor Standards Act overtime claims
  • Department of Labor seeks input on proposed worker classification survey ... More

2012 CWS Council Topics, Questions and Answers

January 27, 2013

  • Several companies state their reason for holding MSP accountable for total cycle time
  • Answers provided for various struggles with regulation in India
  • Outline of various factors that affect cost of ongoing VMS support
  • Many other topics discussed

Webinar - Introduction to the Contingent Workforce in Asia

January 24, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Covering major Asian markets as well as emerging markets
  • Duration: approximately 1h

Report Exposes H-2 Temp Worker Program Flaws

January 23, 2013

An advocacy group released a new report last week that exposes flaws in the U.S. H-2 temporary worker program and proposes policy changes that would prevent future exploitation and abuse. Read the report here (PDF). 


Group Cites Temp Safety, Calls for Tougher Rules

January 16, 2013

A new report by the Center for Progressive Reform claims contract labor is bringing new threats to worker safety and calls for the federal government to crack down on firms that use a lot of temps. The group is a Washington-based nonprofit formed in 2002.


Feds Firm Up Proposed Rules for Healthcare Reform

January 9, 2013

New proposed healthcare reform regulations include language of concern to users of contingent labor.


Staffing Buyer Pays $96,335 in Back Wages

January 9, 2013

A printing company that used two different staffing firms and timeclocks for its workers pays more than $100,000 in overtime back wages and penalties.