Legal Compliance and Risk

North America Legal Update Q3 2016

October 21, 2016

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments making the headlines in North America in Q3 2016:
    • Canada: New Obligations for Clients of Personnel Placement Agencies; Temporary Foreign Worker Review
    • Mexico: New Regulations on Maternity Leave Certificates
    • United States: Case law on collective... More

FLSA Overtime Rule Changes: The Impact on Staffing Firms

October 4, 2016

  • From Dec. 1, 2016 the standard salary level requirement for an employee to be exempt from the entitlement to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) increases from $23,660 to $47,476, the first increase since 2004. This report explores the issues for staffing firm employers... More

Workforce Solutions Buyers Survey - Strategies to mitigate contingent workforce legal risk

September 9, 2016

  • Report polled companies regarding seven strategies to mitigate CW program legal risk
  • The three most frequently used strategies were carrying out due diligence on suppliers’ levels of compliance, limiting assignment lengths and obtaining indemnities from suppliers
  • Use varied depending on use... More

North America Staffing Company Survey 2016: Staffing firm use of self-insurance vs. conventional healthcare insurance

September 6, 2016

  • 317 staffing firms surveyed
  • One in five self-insure for temp healthcare
  • Largest firms most likely to self-insure

Global Staffing Company Survey 2016: Concerns about current and upcoming legislation

August 31, 2016

  • 307 staffing firms identify regulatory concerns
  • Top current and future concerns listed, by region
  • Firms in North America, Europe, and Australia/NZ included

Global Overview of Developments in Data Protection and Privacy Laws 2016

August 10, 2016

This update is dedicated to covering the latest legislative developments affecting the way data is managed and protected, as well as reporting on recent news governing data privacy and cyber security.

Since our first report, published in February 2015, there have been some major developments in the laws... More

Latin America Legal Update Q2 2016

July 13, 2016

  • Argentina: Draft Laws Promote Employment of Young Persons and Protect Against Dismissal
  • Chile: Extension of Rights to Day Care Facilities

North America Legal Update Q2 2016

July 11, 2016

  • Canada:
    • Ontario Bills Introduce Leave for Grieving Parents and Domestic Violence Victims
    • Federal Court Limits Definition of “Workplace” for Health & Safety
  • Mexico: Proposals for Significant Reform of Federal Labor Law
  • United States:
    • ACA: Reducing Employees’ Hours... More

Latin America Legal Update Q1 2016

July 6, 2016

In this report we round up the legal developments making headlines in Latin America in Q1 2016:

  1. Chile – Modernization of the Labor Relations System
  2. Chile – Postponement of Social Security Payments by Independent Employees
  3. Costa Rica – First Amendments to Labor Law In Seventy Years
  4. Mexico -... More

North America Internal Staff Survey 2016: Perception of gender advantage/disadvantage among internal staff

June 21, 2016

  • Over 14,000 internal staff surveyed
  • Vast majority of internal staff say gender neither advantage nor disadvantage
  • Some female internal staff say gender an advantage in industry