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
Unemployment notched down to 7.6% last month and the number of jobs added to the economy has averaged 169,000 over the past 12 months. If companies are creating jobs, is there more emphasis on managing their workforce and making sure new employees are placed where companies really need them? If companies are focusing more on WFP and WFM, should hiring demand…Continue
Added by Abby Lombardi on April 16, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments
The president of our company and I were recently invited to attend a keynote given by one the 50 most influential people in business internationally and I could go on and on with all their credits but will reframe. She was asked what bit of information she would pass on to someone just getting started. I could give you her answer but that was not the point of this post.
The more I thought about her speech the more I thought how there is really little difference in those at the top…Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments
Regardless of your position it is very important to fully understnad the difference between various employment statuses.
Employee status is defined by both IRS code and DOL laws.
Non-exempt simply means the employee is not exempt by DOL from the employer paying overtime. They may work for the client company or a third-party provider.
Exempt is a status given to certain employees who meet DOL requirements such as minimum salaries, job titles and certain work requirements…Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 9, 2013 at 7:07am — 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
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
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.
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…Continue
Added by Jill on October 25, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments
With Election Day fast approaching, employers need to know what their workers are entitled to in terms of time off come Election Day. For companies that use temporary workers, it’s a good idea to check with your staffing provider regarding what (if any!) arrangements they have made for the staff they’ll have on…Continue
Added by Jill on October 23, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jill on October 18, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments
A recent survey found that 53 percent of workers believe that switching employers is vital to the advancement of their career. Less than one third (31%) of respondents believe that company loyalty will pay off and doubt that their career will benefit from remaining at their current job on a long term…Continue
Added by Jill on October 16, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that an unexpected 114,000 jobs were created last month, but thankfully, the good news on the job front doesn’t look like it’ll end there with the results of a recent survey finding 58 percent of companies intend to increase hiring within the next 12 months.…
Added by Jill on October 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
s has long been predicted by leading industry analysts, the contingent workforce has shifted and expanded significantly over recent years and looks set to continue its growth trajectory into the foreseeable future.
Added by Jill on October 4, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Jill on September 18, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments