Mexico’s labor law landscape has undergone a major shift over the last five years. Here’s a look at the most significant diffferences.
The illegal practice of “bait and switch” has captured some new victims: staffing firms and other employers.
The phrase typically refers to the unethical practice of luring customers with attractive offers and lowball prices, then trying to impose onerous terms or selling them less-desirable items. The Federal Trade Commission prosecutes businesses that scam individual consumers in […]
As companies ramp up their use of automated employment decision-making tools and platforms in the workforce, the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in recruitment, screening, interviewing and hiring is evolving rapidly. The pandemic hastened this trend: Covid-19 forced organizations to quickly pivot to remote protocols so they increasingly relied on technology in the hiring process, […]
New Jersey drew the nation’s interest in February when Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law that is sure to garner the attention of staffing firms across the country for months to come. Coined the “New Jersey Temp Worker Bill of Rights,” the law places heavy burdens on the many New Jersey-based staffing firms and […]
Noncompete agreements have been a source of tension for employees and employers for many years.
Employers believe these agreements help to protect their intellectual property and prevent competitors from gaining an edge. They also help protect investments employers have made in their people and limit a former employee’s ability to use the knowledge or strategy gained […]
2023 is looking to be the year of pay transparency. While employees’ rights to discuss their compensation have long been federally protected by the National Labor Relations Act, employers have held pay information close to the chest. But recently, several states and cities began calling on employers to show their hands, adding significant compliance issues […]
While an ever-growing number of states permit the use of marijuana for medical and/or recreational reasons, the federal government, through the Controlled Substances Act, still considers marijuana to be unlawful. In fact, only four states align with federal law; all other states make marijuana usage permissible in some way. And this landscape makes my job […]
In the past few years, the political tide in Europe has changed as left-leaning governments have triumphed in several countries — Spain, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Portugal. Time and again, employment law is where the political shift is most visible. The consequence of this for temporary work is that these newly elected governments […]