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USDOL in Fight for Independent Contractor Compliance

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The U.S. workforce is changing. With the proliferation of companies like Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, and UpWork utilizing new on-demand economy business models, the contingent workforce ...
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Brexit: A Potential Silver Lining for Independent Contractors and Clients in the UK

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As the dust settles from the UK’s Brexit vote, more questions than answers emerge about how this groundbreaking decision will affect independent contractors and their clients both ...
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‘Brexit’: What happens now?

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Sticking with the maritime metaphors that have been used by both the British prime minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer as they come to terms with the seismic vote by the UK ...
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Pandora’s Box with Onboarding Compliance

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More than ever, legislative regulations have become increasingly dynamic and have proven to be daunting for many employers. No longer can employers depend on a static cheat sheet to ...
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A Centralized Process for Individualized Assessments

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In 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published guidance for employers making employment decisions for candidates or employees with criminal histories. The EEOC’s ...
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Human Cloud Outpaces Legal & Regulatory Landscape: Part 2

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In my last post, I discussed how the human cloud has been changing the way employers and workers connect so rapidly that regulators can’t keep up. While this is a complex problem, ...
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Human Cloud Developments Outpacing the Legal & Regulatory Landscape

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Just as companies such as eBay have transformed buying and selling of goods, companies such as Upwork, Work Market and others – the human cloud segment – are transforming the market ...
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European employment law – Vive la difference?

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Across Europe, there is often a perception that all laws are roughly equal and all countries follow them similarly. However, even within the European Union (EU), there is a whole range ...
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Not All Background Checks Are the Same – Quality Reporting Is Invaluable

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It is any staffing firm’s worst nightmare – getting a client sued over sloppily conducted background checks. This is exactly what happened to Staff Management Solutions LLC (SMX) ...
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Seven Defense Mechanisms Against EPL Claims

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From the moment you start the pre-hiring process until an exit interview, you’re vulnerable for a lawsuit. It sounds harsh, but it’s true. In 2014 alone, the Equal Employment Opportunity ...
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