AGS has developed a detailed COVID-19 Resource Center to help clients and businesses keep abreast of evolving developments related to workforce and workplace policies. Meanwhile, here are a few examples of the longer-term compliance issues that companies should monitor as they move forward.
Takeaway: For the long-term, best practices around compliantly managing pay, sick leave, information security, and remote work will be a continuing priority as companies worldwide move beyond the disruption caused by COVID-19. AGS can provide insight and expertise to navigate the changing regulatory landscape.
US: Worker Classification Laws Further Defined
US: Federal Regulators Tighten Rules on H1-B Visas
US: Joint Employer Ruling Struck Down for Now
Canada: New Ruling Reinforces Employer Responsibility in Terminations
UK: Migration Committee Advises Review of Shortage Occupations List
UK: IR35 Tax Update – Clarifies End-User Liability When Supply Chain Fails to Pay
Spain: Government Issues New Law on Remote Working
Australia: Underpayment of Workers Prompts Fines
India: New Law Protects the Informal Workforce
Singapore: Government Tightens Requirements for Foreign Workers
This update contains general information only, and AGS is not rendering legal advice. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your business, you should consult qualified legal counsel. AGS shall not be responsible for any loss whatsoever sustained by any person or company who relies on this update.