Compliance Branch

1605, 2022

Compliance Branch: Silence no more; pay range disclosure

By |May 16th, 2022|

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law two bills that affect staffing employers.

No more silence. Inslee on March 24 signed into law the Silenced No More Act, which prohibits agreements containing nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions that prevent an employee or independent contractor from discussing certain violations of law, including illegal acts of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, […]

1910, 2021

Compliance Branch: Federal contractor minimum wage to rise

By |October 19th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor on Sept. 15 announced an annual update to the minimum wage for workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts per Executive Order 13658.

Executive Order 13658, signed by President Obama in 2014, established a minimum wage rate for certain federal contractors that is adjusted annually based on inflation. […]

2303, 2020

Compliance Branch

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Shifting Joint-Employer Regulations

Joint employment is of particular concern for staffing firms as well as their clients. As defined by SIA, joint employment is when two or more employers exercise significant and simultaneous control over the same employee, and may be liable for payment of taxes, workplace safety, etc. Joint employment comes into play in the […]

1811, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |November 18th, 2019|

California Enacts New Labor Laws

California Gov. Gavin Newsom in October signed new employment-related bills into law, including a ban on forced arbitration and more time for sexual harassment and discrimination victims to file complaints.

Arbitration. Assembly Bill 51 prohibits employers from requiring applicants for employment or existing employees, as a condition of employment, continued employment, or […]

2307, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |July 23rd, 2019|

Nevada employers cannot refuse to hire a job applicant who fails a drug test for marijuana under a new law signed by Gov. Stephen F. Sisola in June, which takes effect in 2020.

The law exempts certain public safety and health positions, such as firefighters, emergency medical technicians, jobs that require an employee to operate a […]

2005, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |May 20th, 2019|

Facebook Job-Ad Settlement

Facebook reached a settlement in legal actions over how it targets employment, housing and credit advertising on its platform, the American Civil Liberties Union reported.

The lawsuits alleged Facebook’s paid ad platform enabled advertisers to exclude Facebook users from receiving job, housing or credit ads based on protected classes such as race, gender and […]

2503, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |March 25th, 2019|

We include legal and regulatory updates to help keep your staffing firms compliant.

New H-1B Visa Process Finalized; Spouse Work Rights to End

US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Jan. 31 published a final rule changing the H-1B visa process. One change includes a new system that would require H-1B petitioners first to register electronically. Another reverses […]

102, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |February 1st, 2019|

The Co-Employment Pendulum

The National Labor Relations Board is on course to reverse direction on its joint-employer policies. The prior board, under the Obama Administration, broadly expanded the definition of joint-employment in 2015. A Trump-appointed board has proposed a rule returning to a narrower definition.

In the 2015 decision, the NLRB voted 3-2 to expand the definition […]