Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

Company to Pay $46,000 in Misclassification

December 19, 2012

A Florida painting firm agreed to pay $46,000 in back wages after it was found to have misclassified 26 employees as independent contractors.


New IC Bill Relatively “Limited”

December 19, 2012

A new bill meant to simplify the procedure for determining proper independent contractor classification has been introduced in the House, but it appears to have a very narrow focus.


Legs & Regs Advisor: December 2012

December 12, 2012

  •  Ohio PEO bill moves through house
  • Doctor claiming employee misclassification cannot pursue Title VII discrimination claim
  • Virginia drywallers awarded $101,000 in back wages
  • What the presidential election results mean for the Affordable Care Act

Lawsuit Targets Crowdsourcing Operation

December 12, 2012

CrowdFlower, a crowdsourcing website, faces a lawsuit that claims it pays below minimum wage and misclassifies its workers as independent contractors. 


EEOC Sues Sony and Staffing Firm

December 12, 2012

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last week against Sony and its staffing provider alleging the companies violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by terminating a contingent worker because she had a prosthetic leg.


Legs & Regs Advisor: October 2012

October 31, 2012

  • California Enacts New Law Imposing Onerous Reporting Requirements for Staffing Firms
  • Newark, N.J., Restricts Use of Background Checks for Employment Purposes
  • Staffing Firm Employees Awarded $204,329 for Wage/Hour Violations
  • White House Adviser Says Affordable Care Act’s ‘Full-Time Employee’... More

China Tightens Labor Contract Law

October 17, 2012

In the final article addressing the changing contingent workforce landscape in Asia, we discuss China's efforts to require that all temporary workers should enjoy pay equal to their permanent counterparts.


Vietnam to Allow Employee Subleasing

October 10, 2012

In this second article addressing changing legislation in Asia, we focus on Vietnam, where a new law going into effect next year addresses a hybrid form of temporary staffing and labor outsourcing.


Contingents in Asia: Changing Legal Landscape Part 1

October 3, 2012

Asian staffing markets are relatively immature and quite often lightly regulated. However, the markets are developing quickly and legislation is evolving to accommodate the growth in demand from employers for more flexible forms of employment. In this first in a series of articles on the issue, we address... More


Legs & Regs Advisor: September 2012

September 5, 2012

  • Massachusetts Law Sets Burdensome Standards for Staffing Companies
  • Administrative Review Board of Department of Labor Finds PEO Not Joint Employer for OSHA Retaliation Claim
  • Staffing Firm Pays $80,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination Case
  • Department of Labor Finds Construction Firm Liable for Subcontractor’s... More