Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

Legs & Regs Advisor: May 2012

May 30, 2012

  • Staffing firm settles Illinois vacation pay suit
  • Temp agency settles overtime claims
  • Wisconsin court: Independent contractor cannot sue under Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Maine enacts law defining ‘independent contractor’

Legs & Regs Advisor: April 2012

April 30, 2012

  • New obligations for Massachusetts employers conducting criminal background checks
  • Rhode Island bill creates presumption workers are employees
  • California employers win on interpretation of duty ‘to provide’ meal periods
  • Maryland’s ‘Facebook law’ raises obstacles for employers
  • State... More

Legs & Regs Advisor: March 2012

March 27, 2012

  • EEOC: Employers may violate ADA by requiring high school diploma
  • California court finds staffing firm’s arbitration agreement unenforceable
  • California recruiters exempt as commissioned employees
  • Louisiana partners with U.S. Department of Labor to combat misclassification
  • PEO/related entities... More

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Which buyers require suppliers to use E-Verify?

February 28, 2012

  • Only a minority of buyers reported requiring staffing firms to verify the employment eligibility of temps using E-Verify.
  • However, buyers of industrial/logistics/transportation staffing bucked that trend, with over three-quarters requiring use.

Legs & Regs Advisor: February 2012

February 14, 2012

  • Texas court affirms workers’ compensation exclusivity for Texas staffing customer
  • IRS completes study regarding employers’ use of leased employees
  • Arizona bill introduces voluntary classification settlement program
  • California partners with U.S. Department of Labor to combat misclassification... More

Legs & Regs Advisor: January 2012

January 26, 2012

  • California court finds insurance agents independent contractors
  • PEO not joint employer for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) purposes
  • Illinois court expands enforceability of noncompetition agreements
  • Joint employers meet FMLA ‘worksite’ requirement

Legs & Regs Advisor: December 2011

December 22, 2011

  • California court refuses to certify staffing class action
  • California temp files action for late wages
  • Colorado partners with U.S. Department of Labor to target misclassification
  • Ohio PEO bill passes state senate

Legs & Regs Advisor: November 2011

November 22, 2011

  • California dancers bring misclassification action
  • Federal bill would update computer employee exemption
  • Court: investment manager and resort are joint employers
  • New federal bill targets misclassification
  • California enacts Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011

U.S. Employee Benefit Cost Trends

November 17, 2011

  • Our U.S. employee benefit cost trends report and tool are both available for download
  • Access average workers' compensation rates by occupation and state
  • Average SUTA rates available by state

Compliance: Risky Business Customs in Asia Pacific

November 16, 2011

While the Asia Pacific region is attractive for business, CW managers would be wise to educate themselves on the background and reputation of potential business partners, as well as risks of some local customs.