Posts Tagged ‘temp worker’

Aug
2015
13

Joint Employers and Perma-Temps: The Browning-Ferris Decision Inches Closer

Joint Employers and Perma-Temps: The Browning-Ferris Decision Inches Closer
  Businesses are bracing for an upcoming ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, which will likely redefine the term “employee” for franchises and companies who employ temporary workers through staffing agencies.  By the end of the month the board is expected to make its…
Jul
2015
15

NLRB May Hear Case Addressing Temp Workers Joining Co-Workers’ Unions

  A case that could come before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would make it easier for temporary workers employed by staffing agencies to join their co-workers’ unions.  The NLRB has invited interested parties to file amicus briefs in Miller & Anderson, Inc, a move that signals they may be looking to reexamine an…
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Jun
2015
17

Indian Temp Visa Holder Blows Whistle on Slew of Violations in Multi-Million Dollar IT Class Action

Indian Temp Visa Holder Blows Whistle on Slew of Violations in Multi-Million Dollar IT Class Action
  A class action lawsuit against information technology (IT) company Wipro claims that the company misclassified up to 200 employees in order to avoid paying them overtime wages.  The case was brought by Suri Payala, an Indian national who worked for Wipro on a L-1B visa as a computer technician.  L-1B visas allow foreign workers [&hellip…;
Apr
2015
30

Visa Vie: DOL, DHS Issue Another Interim Final Rule for H-2B Guest Worker Definitions, Protections

Visa Vie: DOL, DHS Issue Another Interim Final Rule for H-2B Guest Worker Definitions, Protections
    The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued an interim final rule concerning H-2B visas, which will provide additional protections to both U.S. and foreign workers.  The new rule sets the methodology for determining prevailing wages for H-2B workers based on the Occupational Employment…
May
2014
1

REPORT: Canadian Employment Minister Has Ignored Temp Worker Prevailing Wage for Years

REPORT: Canadian Employment Minister Has Ignored Temp Worker Prevailing Wage for Years
  The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) says that information gathered from federal information requests shows 224 cases in which businesses in the province were allowed to break the law by paying temporary foreign workers below the prevailing wage.  The news comes days after the man in charge of the program,  Employment Minister Jason…
Apr
2014
2

CA Bill Would Be First to Hold Temp Agencies, Subcontracts Responsible for Wage and Safety Violations

  In California, a bill proposed on Friday would make the state the first to hold companies legally responsible for wage and safety violations committed by subcontractors and temp agencies.  The move would help workers who often find that misdeeds by companies can be skirted using a chain of command argument. In a statement, Caitlin [&hellip…;