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…Continue
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 –…Continue
Added by Jill on August 6, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill on August 1, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments
According to the ASA Staffing Index, since the beginning of 2012, temporary and contract employment has grown by 22.4% - up 4.4% in July 2012 from July 2011 alone.
Typically, staffing employment peaks between mid-November and mid-December each year, after which it dramatically declines for several weeks before turning upward in mid-January.
Emergent President Bill Inman, says “We expect the utilization of all kinds of temporary and project based contingent workers…Continue
Added by Jill on July 30, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
When you provide non-exempt temporary workers to clients, you need to take extra care that you are paying them for each hour they work. It seems obvious, but these days it’s not as simple as just paying workers for the amount of time they spend on the company’s premises. As a staffing company or independent recruiter providing temporary workers to clients, it’s a good idea to discuss your company’s wage and hour practices with them and check that your client is aware (and abides by) your…Continue
Added by Jill on July 24, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments
In the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, temporary jobs accounted for around 31% of all job growth last month. Here’s a list of the most commonly advertized temporary job titles across the U.S. Although office support, finance, customer service and healthcare figure most prominently in the list below, technical and engineering jobs also represented strong temporary job growth last month.
Added by Jill on July 23, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments
In a recent webinar we did for HR.com, on “Cutting the Cost of the Contingent Workforce”, we asked our webinar attendees a few poll questions about their contingent workforce strategies and how they implement them.
Added by Jill on July 17, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Ultimately, 46% of Independent Contractors reviewed by the IRS are determined to be misclassified and one in three companies fail a worker classification audit. The IRS claims to lose nearly $350 billion a year in unpaid taxes, with $39 billion attributed to underpayments or non-payments by independent workers.
Needless to say, the IRS is keen to clamp down on this loss of revenue – last year they hired 4,500 new agents to undertake audits. If your…Continue
Added by Jill on July 16, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments
U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.78 million temporary and contract workers per day during the first three months of 2012, according to recent data released by the American Staffing Association, based on its quarterly Employment and Sales Survey.
“Temporary, contract and project-based work provides excellent job opportunities for many kinds of workers across the U.S.” says Bill Inman, President of Emergent.
From January through March of this year,…Continue
Added by Jill on June 25, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments
It’s been widely reported that the contingent workforce is growing at a steady rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the temporary services industry added almost half million workers and accounted for 91% of total job growth between June 2009 – June 2011. But what does this growth mean for our ageing…Continue
Added by Jill on May 31, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about selling your company, employee recognition, personality tests, Google + and companies hiring unemployed workers.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
New Jersey may soon be implemented a bill similar to the Arizona legislation, the Legal Arizona's Workers Act, first signed by former Governor, Jane Napolitano, in 2008.
Two New Jersey State Senators have introduced a similar bill barring employment of unauthorized workers and requiring all employers in the state to use the Federal government's E-Verify employment eligibility verification system. Republican Senators Robert Singer and Steven Oroho have introduced…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on September 7, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments
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Illinois has decided to make Workers Compensation benefits more difficult for those who may be inebriated on the job. The state has passed the "Presumptive Denial Law." Which means if you test positive for drugs or alcohol you are denied your workers compensation benefits. The State's Governor is expected to sign this legislation, which would take effect September 1st.
According to the new statute, it must be demonstrated that intoxication is indeed the "proximate cause" of the…Continue
In response to the recent United States Supreme Court Ruling to uphold the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act, the Los Angeles Times has issued an editorial saying that you cannot rely on E-Verify or the I-9 Background Search. The Arizona Law stipulates that employers who hire undocumented or illegal workers will be penalized for doing so and that the second offense may result in the revocation…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on June 1, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments
The federal government is continuing its crackdown on undocumented workers. Makes sense with the economy still pretty lousy and with eligible workers in desperate need of jobs. With unemployment at the mid-nines to ten percent, it would stand to reason that the federal government would like to see eligible workers off the unemployment rolls and back in the workforce.
According to the article in the …Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on January 25, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Added by Gordon Basichis on November 5, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments
The change in the economy over the last two years has increased the contracting of temporary workers, a trend that many believe is here to stay. The U.S. Department of Labor notes that employment of temporary workers is expected to grow 19% through 2018.…Continue
Added by Doreen Koronios on March 1, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments