Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

Company Blames Temp for Fatal Burns

January 9, 2013

A household and grooming products manufacturer cited by OSHA for 14 alleged violations after a contingent worker suffered fatal burns blames the worker for his death, Chicago Public Media's WBEZ reports.


New Cold War Could Freeze Out Staffing Firms in Russia

December 19, 2012

An ongoing dispute between the U.S. and Russia may have significant repercussions for contingent workforce managers as Russia threatens to ban foreign staffing firms from doing business in the country. 


Firm Settles OSHA Case in Temp’s Death

December 19, 2012

A company agreed to pay a $100,000 fine as part of a settlement in the death of a temporary worker, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported. 


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.