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Jan
2
2019
WPI Report

WPI State of the States: The New Year Brings a Clean Legislative Slate

While the partial shutdown has kept Congress at an impasse, it should be business as usual at the state and local levels in January. It is a safe bet that many of the 2018 issues that served as midterm election talking points will reemerge.

Dec
3
2018
WPI Report

WPI State of the States – What Did the Voters Decide?

This month's State of the States will provide an overview of select voter-approved state and local ballot initiatives that affect employment, and discuss other legislative efforts that made headway in November.

Nov
1
2018
WPI Report

WPI State of the States: What State and Local Measures Will Appear on the Ballot?

This month's State of the States reviews notable ballot initiatives, as well as the handful of bills that advanced at the state and local levels in October.

Oct
3
2018
ASAP

BLS Releases New Data on "Electronically Mediated" Workers

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently issued its first estimate of how many U.S. workers participate in electronically mediated (online platform) work.

Sep
13
2018
ASAP

Proposed Joint-Employer Rule Would Reverse NLRB's Controversial Browning-Ferris Case and Restore "Substantial Direct and Immediate Control" Standard

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a proposed rule revising the test for whether two employers are considered “joint employers” under the National Labor Relations Act.

Sep
7
2018
ASAP

Future of Work Agenda Includes Controversial Workplace Proposals

A new report, The Future of Work, Wages, and Labor: Policy & Recommendations, sets forth a laundry list of labor and employment priorities.

Jul
26
2018
Insight

UK Supreme Court Finds Leaks in Pimlico's Independent Contractor Model

The United Kingdom Supreme Court recently held that an individual who worked for Pimlico Plumbers as an “independent contractor” was in fact a “worker.”

Jul
17
2018
ASAP

Trump Administration DOL Issues First Substantive Guidance on Independent Contractors

The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) on Friday, July 13, 2018, titled “Determining Whether Nurse or Caregiver Registries Are Employers of the Caregiver.”

Jul
6
2018
ASAP

New York Appellate Court Delivers Big Win to Gig Economy Business

New York’s Third Department appellate court – which has jurisdiction over all state Unemployment Division appeals – recently issued a significant decision for “gig” economy companies with operations in New York.

Jun
12
2018
Insight

July Is the New January: From Salary History to Data Security Breaches, New State and Local Laws Are Set to Take Effect Soon

State laws and local ordinances routinely take effect after the first of the year. This article discusses key labor and employment laws and ordinances that will become operative during the latter half of 2018.

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