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North America Legal Update Q1 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across North America in Q1 2019:
  • Canada: British Columbia: Employers must register for new Employers Health Tax; Ontario‚Äôs Pay Transparency Act delayed; Extended leave provisions for federal employers from September 2019.
  • United States: DOL issues proposal for joint employer regulation; H-1B rule changes effective April 1 for 2020 fiscal year; ITServe Alliance seeks court ruling against USCIS policy on H-1B visas; Pass-through tax deduction applies to staffing firms; Department of Labor publishes proposed rules on overtime exemptions and regular rate of pay; NLRB decision revises independent contractor classification standard; OSHA Review Commission curtails multi-employer worksite doctrine; Court decision leaves Association Health Plans in doubt; Court orders reinstatement of EEO-1 pay data reporting; Washington state senate passes Privacy Act.

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