More than 30,000 workers at approximately 45 companies in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, recently went on strike demanding a 20% salary increase, plus a one-time annual bonus of MXN $32,000 (approximately USD $1,700).
As the independent contractor versus employee status debate evolves across the U.S. through legislation, court decisions, and agency enforcement actions, the NLRB clarified its standard on January 25, 2019 in SuperShuttle DFW, Inc.
On December 28, 2018, a divided Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld portions of an Obama-era standard for determining “joint employer” status under the National Labor Relations Act, sending the case back to the National Labor Relations Board.
Among the approximately 1,000 bills signed by California Governor Brown last month was Assembly Bill 1654, which allows a class of employees to waive the remedies created by the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA).