Contingent workers provide convenient, flexible, specialized skills that best fit the changing needs of the modern workplace.
Added by Jill on August 30, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments
Even though some aspects of ACA have now been delayed until 2015, there are still many things companies can and should be thinking about in terms of workforce strategy to mitigate escalating costs, compliance pitfalls and administrative headaches.
Added by Jill on August 13, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments
By guest blogger, Sherry Griffin, SPHR, Elucidate Inc
One of the decisions facing many small business owners is how to bring on extra help at a reasonable cost. Business is on the uptick, but the economy isn’t making anyone feel overly confident about hiring employees on a permanent basis. Added to this, is that employer rules and regulations must still be followed and…Continue
Added by Jill on July 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Last year, U.S. companies spent a staggering $467 million on wage-and-hour settlements according to the global firm, NERA Economic Consulting. They also found that the average wage and hour case costs approximately $4.6 million to resolve. Overtime claims represented the highest number of cases brought…Continue
Added by Jill on June 18, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments
The temporary workforce in the U.S. increased by 7.46 percent last month, continuing the steady growth it has been experiencing since February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May, the economy added 25,600 jobs in the temporary employment services industry, bringing the total number of…Continue
Added by Jill on June 13, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments
A logistics firm fired three female temporary workers from their Tennessee warehouse because the workers filed a sexual harassment complaint. A fourth worker was also fired for agreeing to serve as a witness during a company investigation. Consequently, the firm is facing a hefty lawsuit of $1.5…Continue
Added by Jill on June 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
A court ruled 100,000 warehouse workers from a major online retailer are owed more than $100 million in back wages and penalties for time spent in security lines at the end of their shifts. Workers were required to pass through metal detectors at the end of every shift as a measure put in…
Added by Jill on May 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Wage-and-hour lawsuits are up for the fifth straight year according to a study undertaken by the Federal Judicial Center. Between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013, plaintiffs brought a total of 7,764 suits. This is a 10 percent jump over the course of the year. Big box retailers,…Continue
Added by Jill on May 20, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Jill on May 6, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments
HR.com and The Institute of Human Resources have invited Emergent’s President Bill Inman, to host a …
Added by Jill on April 23, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill on March 21, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill on February 27, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments
Work is a day-to-day activity that most people have to do to sustain income for everyday lives. And while most are passionate in performing our everyday duties, some just go with the flow of things just for the money. Since this is the case, is there any way to keep less enthusiastic employees motivated?
How will you be able to show them that work is more valuable that the pay they are going to receive? In this article, we are going to talk about the importance of money as a tool for…Continue
Added by Joel Cheesman on February 24, 2013 at 12:32am — No Comments
Employers and labor-market experts say the pendulum is swinging (albeit slowly) away from off shoring labor strategies toward a more home grown approach.
According to the experts, U.S. employers are recognizing the limits of shipping work abroad and are now looking to strengthen operations…Continue
Added by Jill on February 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
A new law mandating that all commissioned employees in California be provided with a written contract became effective Jan 1st, 2013. The law states:
“By January 1, 2013, whenever an employer enters into a contract of employment with an employee for services to be rendered within this state and the…Continue
Added by Jill on February 11, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill on January 24, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
The new Affordable Care Act is set to provide American workers with access to quality, affordable health insurance from January 1st, 2014. However, there are still a number of questions as to how employers of temporary and project based workers are going to implement the legislation effectively – and much of…Continue
Added by Jill on January 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
99% of organizations will be closed on Christmas Day this year, with 85% also closed for the holidays on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013.
Added by Jill on December 6, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill on November 27, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments