Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

Legs & Regs Advisor: June 2012

June 26, 2012

  • Connecticut legalizes medicinal marijuana
  • Tennessee enacts “Tennessee Professional Employer Organization Act”
  • New York drywall installer misclassification suit goes to trial
  • Louisiana passes independent contractor law
  • California bill would impose onerous reporting requirements on staffing... More

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