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Department of Labor withdraws joint employer guidance

by McAfee & Taft on

A joint employer relationship can arise in circumstances where an individual performs work for two entities that share control over how that individual performs his/her work. Although joint employment relationships are most...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 3/20-3/24

by Fisher Phillips on

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

Trump Administration Immigration Actions’ Disproportionate Impact on Certain Industries

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The food, construction, and healthcare sectors are concerned about fallout from the crackdown on immigration called for in Secretary John Kelly’s Implementation Memos, President Donald Trump’s travel ban, and possible new...more

July 1, 2016: All Ontario employers must comply with new noise regulation

by Dentons on

As of July 1, 2016, all Ontario employers will be required to comply with a new workplace noise Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The new Regulation (381/15) replaces noise protection requirements...more

All Over But the Penning: the California Legislature Completes its Work for 2015

by Littler on

The California Legislature adjourned its 2015 regular session early last Saturday morning. It is now up to Governor Brown to sign or veto the last of the Legislature’s 2015 work product. He has until Sunday, October 11, to...more

Farm workers denied Coroner’s inquest: greater risk of fatality in mining and construction industries, HRTO decides

by Dentons on

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has decided that it was not discriminatory for the Coroner’s Act to require mandatory inquests in construction and mining deaths, but not in farm deaths. ...more

ICE Steps Up Its Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign: The Use of Forfeiture Laws to Seize the Assets of Businesses Employing...

by James Aldrich on

Federal authorities have begun using forfeiture statutes against businesses that employ illegal aliens and undocumented workers...more

IRS Establishes Cross Divisional Team to Combat Improper Tool Reimbursement Plans

by Littler on

The IRS recently announced a new cross divisional team aimed at cracking down on tool reimbursement plans marketed to the automotive, construction, aircraft, agriculture and other industries that use hand tools as a way to...more

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