Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

Commission: Some Canadian government temp use 'improper'

October 5, 2010

Agency: temp use may run counter to Public Service Employment Act's goals
Canadian government's spending on temps up 178% over 10 years
Temps constitute 'additional workforce within the public service'

Healthcare reform to raise costs, add administrative burden - How staffing firms should handle it

October 4, 2010

Report weighs effects of healthcare reform
Produced by employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson P.C.
Largest impact on the staffing industry will likely be "play or pay" costs
Two strategies are suggested herein to minimize these costs

Legs and Reg Advisor - September 2010

September 27, 2010

Temporary workers seek wages for client interview time in new California class action
New York's new law targets misclassification in construction industry
Court finds trucking staffing company can apply motor carrier exemption to drivers' FLSA wage claims
Illinois enacts wage payment and collection... More

PEO Growth Update

August 30, 2010

  • Our April projection of 0% growth in 2010 likely to be upgraded
  • Revenue growth driven more by passthrough of higher benefit costs than by volume
  • Small and mid-level businesses, the bulk of PEO's client mix, are particularly challenged

Legs and Reg Advisor - August 2010

August 23, 2010

Staffing firm settles EEOC discrimination case for $650,000
Court rejects class action status for New York drivers in misclassification case
Proposed New Jersey bill provides more regulations for PEOs
Proposed New York legislation targets independent contractor misclassification

Legs and Reg Advisor - July 2010

July 19, 2010

Temp jobs not "vacant" for purposes of ADA
IRS official: misclassification audits, tougher legislation
Courts weigh in on more misclassification issues

Legs and Reg Advisor - June 2010

June 28, 2010

WI, VT step up misclassification enforcement
IL, CA clarify who is coemployer--and who not
CO: PEO cleared of delinquent tax charge

Legs and Reg Advisor - May 2010

May 18, 2010

Connecticut increases penalties for IC misclassification
Proposed fed bill would impose more record keeping
Arizona's immigration law includes penalties for employers
Illinois court holds PEOs liable for harassment Claims
Law signed extending COBRA subsidy and notice requirements

Legs and Reg Advisor - April 2010

April 23, 2010

President Obama Signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Federal Court in Maryland Rules Staffing Firm Recruiting Manager is Overtime Exempt Under Federal Law
Federal Appeals Court Holds Staffing Firm Lawfully Declined to Refer Muslim Candidate to Client
California Trial Court Finds Drivers... More

CWS Council - 2010 Independent Contractor Qualification & Compliance — Best Practices

March 31, 2010

Simply the very latest research on independent contractor qualification & compliance practices.
What are the real risks inherent to engaging independent contractors?
How do you engage stakeholders in the program?
What are the questions you need to consider when constructing your vetting process?... More