Legal Update

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North America Legal Update Q2 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across North America in Q2 2019:
  • Canada: Quebec tables draft regulation on personnel placement agencies; Period of service as an independent contractor taken into account in reasonable notice of termination        
  • United States: States Attorney Generals oppose proposed joint employer rule; Agricultural employers open to discrimination claims as joint employers; Guidance for H-1B petitioners on electronic notification requirements; DOL and NLRB declare gig economy workers are independent contractors; Dynamex ABC test for contractor misclassification applies retroactively; Court decision highlights issues around independent contractor background screening;           Washington State imposes restrictions on non-competition agreements with employees and contractors; Independent contractor status is not a shield from OSHA; Paid Leave Roundup: Massachusetts Act delayed; D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act has broad reach; Maine introduces paid leave for no reason

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