Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

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.


Legs & Reg Advisor: October 2011

October 17, 2011

  • Staffing firm settles interview time suit for nearly $3 million
  • California court: Misclassification action can’t be decided in arbitration
  • IRS introduces settlement program for misclassified workers
  • California enacts independent contractor misclassification law

CITATION - U.S. Department of Labor: Average SUTA rates by state

October 12, 2011

  • U.S. Department of Labor has released average SUTA rates from 2005 to 2010
  • Taxable wage base and average rate as a percentage of taxable wages given
  • SIA has consolidated each year's information into one excel table

Legs & Reg Advisor: September 2011

September 23, 2011

  • Staffing co. settles California wage class action for $450,000
  • Employer of independent contractor liable for injury, not third party
  • PEO owes California Insurance Fund $50 million for fraud
  • New Jersey court rules misclassified workers ineligible for benefits
  • Florida company cannot transfer... More

Current Legal Issues and Regulations in the Contingent Workforce Webinar - August 2011

August 31, 2011

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Get a concise update on the most critical changes that will affect contingent work at the local, state and national level
  • Duration: approximately 1 hour