Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

‘Look Back’ Could Ease Healthcare Hit

July 6, 2011

  • IRS takes public comment on 'look-back' period for penalties under healthcare reform
  • Proposal is first step, it represents only an idea at this time
  • Could reduce penalties under healthcare reform to be assessed starting in 2014

Legs and Reg Advisor: June 2011

June 17, 2011

  • Nevada enacts employee leasing registration legislation
  • Massachusetts proposes onerous staffing bill
  • Illinois court finds security guards misclassified
  • New York proposes bill of rights for job seekers

Legs and Reg Advisor: May 2011

May 19, 2011

  • Temps bring suit for back wages
  • Another misclassification victory for dancers
  • New federal bill targets misclassification
  • Lawmakers repeal healthcare reform law’s expanded 1099 reporting requirement

Legs and Reg Advisor: April 2011

April 22, 2011

  • Florida Court Certifies Drivers’ Misclassification Class Action
  • National Labor Relations Board Draws New Site Access Standard for On-site Contractor Employees
  • Clubs Settle Dancers’ Misclassification Lawsuit
  • News Organization and Staffing Company Hit with Overtime Class Action

Legs and Reg Advisor: March 2011

March 23, 2011

  • Bill Targets Misclassification for Workers' Compensation Purposes
  • Utah Legislation Creates Multi-Agency Council Targeting Misclassification
  • Alabama Court Rules Dealership Driver Is Independent Contractor
  • California Court Certifies IT Temps' Class Action Seeking Overtime
  • U.S. Supreme Court Finds... More

Legs & Reg Advisor: February 2011

February 11, 2011

  • Oregon Bills To Protect Contingent Workers/Independent Contractors, Prohibit Conversion Fees
  • Connecticut Introduces Legislation to Clarify Independent Contractor Classificatio
  • Wisconsin Court Rules Delivery Drivers Are Employees For Unemployment Compensation Purposes

Legs & Reg Advisor: January 2011

February 4, 2011

  • Court Rules FedEx Drivers Not Employees in Multistate Litigation
  • Texas Court Reject Technicians' Bid for Certification, Benefits Claim in Misclassification Collective Action
  • Florida Court Rejects Certification of Misclassification Collective Action
  • California Court Finds Payroll Company Not... More

Column Corner: Employment Law CWS 30 October 2.20

October 30, 2010

Many businesses (including suppliers and end-users of contingent labor) conduct background checks -- including criminal record checks -- on applicants and current employees when making hiring, promotion or retention decisions. Along with ensuring job qualifications, the use of background checks can help... More


Estimates 1995-2009

October 21, 2010

Every five years, the U.S. Census Bureau releases its estimate of the size of the temporary staffing market. Estimates for 2007 were released this year, and for the first time contained information by product line (occupation). After cross-referencing this information with data from the U.S. Bureau of... More


Legal Eagle CWS 30 October 2.20

October 20, 2010

Recently, a California class action was filed under California's wage payment law for the failure of a staffing firm to pay temporary employees for time spent interviewing with clients. The suit was brought in a state court by a group of current and former temporary employees of temporary staffing firms,... More