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Seven Defense Mechanisms Against EPL Claims


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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Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide ACA Subsidies and Penalties


Today, the United States Supreme Court, in its King v Burwell decision, dashed the hopes of many employers for relief from the Affordable Care Act by upholding an IRS regulation that ...
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Zeroing In After the UK Elections


Having listened to the pomp and ceremony of the recent opening of Parliament from our offices in Westminster, I was again reminded of the UK’s recent general election results. ...
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New UK Parental Leave Rules and Temporary Workers


The entitlement to parental leave was introduced in the United Kingdom 1999 and provides birth and adoptive parents – and anyone else with parental responsibility – with ...
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Rising to the Challenge of Data Privacy and Compliance


The staffing industry, by its very nature, stores information on individuals and much of it is either private or confidential. The Edward Snowden controversy (and multiple data breaches ...
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Saudization: Is the Bubble About to Burst?


The war for talent in Saudi Arabia is heating up as a program puts pressure on companies to increase the number of Saudi National employees and retain existing employees. The Saudization ...
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NLRB Rewrites Rules on IC Classification


In a surprising yet uninspiring decision, the National Labor Relations Board created a new test for employers to determine whether an individual is an independent contractor or employee ...
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Charting the Potential Potholes of Indemnity Agreements


Indemnity agreements, or risk-transfer contracts, are common elements in agreements between businesses and their staffing providers. Through these contracts, one party (the indemnitor) ...
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In a Virtual Talent Marketplace, Staffing Curators Are Vital to Compliance


A lot of staffing industry professionals look back on the 1990s as the advent of the VMS. However, many may not realize that online work arrangement intermediation platforms, as they’re ...
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2015 Employment and Labor Laws: What Calif. Businesses Need To Know


Significant changes to employment and labor laws will be taking effect in 2015, and unprepared businesses could face potential legal action, employment disagreements and heavy taxation. ...
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