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Undocumented Workers May Still Recover Unpaid Wages Under FLSA

Undocumented workers who are not authorized to work in the United States are nevertheless entitled to recover unpaid wages, including overtime compensation, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.



Mario Feliciano, Augustin Milan and seven of their…

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Added by Jill on May 6, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Employing Temporary Labor in California... What You Need To Know

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HR.com and The Institute of Human Resources have invited Emergent’s President Bill Inman, to host a …

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Added by Jill on April 23, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Top 17 Growth Areas for Temporary and Project-Based Jobs

More companies are turning to temporary and contract workers to meet evolving market demands and quickly scale up their businesses. For job seekers, it's a great way to build relationships with employers and expand their resumes, and is often an in-road into permanent placement with those…

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Added by Jill on March 21, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

78% of Contingent Workers Agree That Their Experience As A Freelancer Has Been Positive

Contingent work is on the rise and increasing numbers of professionals are deciding to break away from full time “permanent” work to go it alone as freelance contingent workers. Research suggests that freelancing is more of a lifestyle choice as opposed to something that is enforced upon individuals due to…

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Added by Jill on February 27, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Forty Percent of Companies to Hire Temporary Workers in 2013

January is typically a time when companies look back at the previous year and try to predict what may happen next. Despite the seemingly ever-changing economic outlook, 2013 is no different. The good news is that they found that 62% of companies believe they are financially better off than from a year ago, according to…

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Added by Jill on January 24, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

12% of U.S. Offices Will Be Closed Between Christmas and New Year’s Day

99% of organizations will be closed on Christmas Day this year, with 85% also closed for the holidays on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. 

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Added by Jill on December 6, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

New E-verify Laws Effective January 1, 2013

Over the last few years, many state and local legislatures have passed laws mandating that employers enroll in the E-Verify Program in order to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. On January 1, 2013, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee will join the many states that now…

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Added by Jill on November 27, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Top 10 Cities & Industries With Best Job Growth

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) recently conducted a study tracking labor trends in the U.S. The study looked at which industries have seen the highest job increases post-recession, as well as the U.S. cities which have seen the biggest job growth in recent years.

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Added by Jill on November 6, 2012 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

Successfully Recruiting Retirees To Fill Your Contingent Workforce Gaps

Back in August, I wrote about the participation of seniors in the contingent workforce and why they’re fast becoming the go-to choice for employers looking for skilled, project-based help. Hiring contingent…

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Added by Jill on October 25, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

How to Implement a Successful Contingent Workforce Strategy

Implementing a successful contingent workforce strategy can be challenging, especially when there are many stakeholders involved. It is imperative for Human Resources to work with finance and procurement departments (if available and appropriate) to engage and involve stakeholders throughout the company in order…

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Added by Jill on October 18, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Why Pre-Employment Background Checks Are Essential For Temporary Workers

Ninety percent of American companies perform background checks for their full time employees, but many of them are not as diligent about performing background checks on their temporary workers as they should be. 

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Added by Jill on September 18, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Salaries For Graduating Class of 2012 Rose By 1.7% on Average

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently reported that starting salaries are increasing for Class of 2012 graduates.

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Added by Jill on September 12, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments

How To Engage Your Contingent Workers While Keeping In Line With Employment Law

Workforce.com recently wrote an interesting article about the need for organizations to engage their contingent workers just as they do their full-time employees so as to attract the highest quality contract talent and to get the best out of them for the duration of their project.

 

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Added by Jill on September 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Government Issues Guidance For Staffing Companies Re Full-Time Employees Under Affordable Care Act

The Obama Administration issued long-awaited guidance last Friday designed to assist employers in identifying their full-time employees for the purposes of either offering health coverage or paying penalties under the Affordable Care Act. The coverage and penalty provisions take effect Jan. 1, 2014.

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Added by Jill on September 6, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Eighty Percent of Workforces Will Utilize Virtual Workers in Some Capacity By 2013

Sixty percent of organizations already have some sort of virtual workforce implemented today, however, with more companies recognizing the benefits of utilizing virtual workers, this number is set to increase to eighty percent by next year.…

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Added by Jill on August 28, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Top 7 U.S. Cities That Will See the Highest Pay Raises Next Year

Recent research by a leading HR firm revealed the U.S. locations that will see the largest increases in salary next year.

 

Workers in the following cities could look forward to a bigger bump in pay than other workers across the U.S. in 2013!

 

  1. Denver
  2. Austin
  3. Dallas/Fort Worth
  4. Detroit
  5. San Diego
  6. Houston
  7. Kansas City

Sadly, residents of San Francisco, Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul probably won’t be…

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Added by Jill on August 22, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

33% of Mid Sized U.S. Companies have Incurred Federal Penalties For Non-Compliance

Thirty Three percent of mid-sized companies in the U.S. have incurred federal penalties for non-compliance with government regulations over the past year. Unfortunately, for the most part, the penalties do not seem to have occurred due to just one minor slip up - of the thirty-three percent that incurred…

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Added by Jill on August 15, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Top Ten Mistakes CA Employers Make (That Could Get Them Sued)

Classifying all workers as exempt, whether they are or not 

Although classifying all workers as exempt and paying them a salary would be easier for both the employer and (arguably) the employee, legally it’s not a good idea and can get companies involved in hefty lawsuits. Read…

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Added by Jill on August 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Calculating Turnover Costs: Companies with 10k workers spend $41.3 million on Employees That Don’t Stick Around

A company that employs around 10,000 workers can easily end up spending $41.3 million solely on employee turnover costs if they engage these workers as direct hire, internal employees. Companies waste a phenomenal amount of money on recruiting, statutory employer and training costs when these employees –…

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Added by Jill on August 6, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Mobile Workforce: 70% of All Workers Now Have Some Degree Of Mobility With Their Jobs

70% of workers now have some level of mobility with their jobs, representing around 1 billion mobile workers worldwide. Three in Five workers polled by HireVue claim that they don’t need to be in the office to be productive and the research found that mobile workers now spend an average of 20% of…

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Added by Jill on August 1, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

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