Get ready, because some big changes are coming to the contingent workforce environment in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America in 2024. Our quarterly Legal Updates have identified key legal developments that are expected to have a significant impact on the workforce. From federal reporting obligations on modern slavery to changes in state laws on pay and paid leave, there’s a lot to keep an eye on.

One of the changes to watch out for in Canada is the implementation of federal reporting requirements for employers regarding modern slavery. This means that employers will need to be more transparent about their supply chains and take steps to prevent forced labor and human trafficking. In Ontario, temporary help agencies will also need to obtain a license before they can operate.

In the U.S., federal contractors can expect to see an increase in the minimum wage, as well as final rules on independent contractor misclassification and overtime exemptions. And at the state level, there will be a slew of changes to laws governing pay, paid leave, background checks, and more. Keep an eye out for potential changes to outsourcing laws in Colombia as well.

For more details on these developments, you can click the links in the report or check out our quarterly Legal Updates for North America and Latin America. But remember, this report is for informational