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North America Legal Update Q2 2018

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem in North America in Q2 2018:
  • Canada: Quebec Temporary Foreign Worker Agencies to be Licensed; Ontario Introduces Workplace Safety Protections for Temporary Agency Workers; Ontario Scraps Bill 148 Public Holiday Leave Formula;  Ontario Pay Transparency Act; British Columbia Increases Leave Entitlements. 
  • United States: Supreme Court Endorses Arbitration Clauses to Avoid Class Action Lawsuits; Staffing Company Unable to Rely on Arbitration Clause due to Transportation Exemption; NLRB Announces Joint Employer Rulemaking; Vermont Proposes Banning Non-compete Clauses; Colorado Enacts Privacy and Cyber-Security Laws; California Passes Groundbreaking Law Giving Privacy Rights to Residents; Crackdown on H-1B Visas for Third Party Worksites; Misclassification Developments and Portable Benefits for Independent Contractors; California Ruling Places the Burden of Proving Contractor Status on Employers.

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