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Benefits of a Contingent Workforce

Contingent workers provide convenient, flexible, specialized skills that best fit the changing needs of the modern workplace. 

 

Research indicates that one third of the U.S. workforce is now made up of contingent workers, who are…

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Added by Jill on August 30, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Join Emergent at California HR Conference

The California HR Conference (Formerly PIHRA Annual Conference) will be held in Anaheim on August 26-28th. This event is California’s largest HR conference and promises to provide a great opportunity to gain HCRI credits, check out vendors and network with other veteran HR execs. If you are interested in attending but do not have tickets, we have free passes to the expo hall (but please let us know if you’d like one before the Thursday, the 15th deadline).

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Added by Jill on August 14, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Wage-and-Hour Lawsuits Infographic

Added by Jill on July 15, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Major Online Retailer sued for $100m by Warehouse Workers

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…

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Added by Jill on May 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Wage-and-Hour Lawsuits Up For Five Years In A Row

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,…

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Added by Jill on May 20, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

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

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

Bringing the Jobs Home: ‘Re-Shoring’ Jobs to America

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…

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Added by Jill on February 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

California Law Mandates Written Contracts For Commissioned Employees

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…

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Added by Jill on February 11, 2013 at 2:18pm — 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

The Affordable Care Act and The Project Based, Temporary Workforce

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…

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Added by Jill on January 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — 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

Time Off To Vote Laws That Employers Must Follow – A Guide to All 50 States

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…

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Added by Jill on October 23, 2012 at 12:39pm — 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

More Than Half of all Workers Believe Switching Employers is the Key to Career Advancement

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…

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Added by Jill on October 16, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

58 Percent Of Executives Intend To Increase U.S. Hiring Within 12 Months, Though Companies Turn To Temps Through End of 2012

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.…

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Added by Jill on October 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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