Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – March 2014 Archive (7)

Changes to FLSA Exemptions Coming - Action Items for Recruiters

If you have contractors who are currently exempt from overtime, they may not be for long.  

President Obama has issued a memorandum asking the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Contract Staffing Breaks Two New Records

There seems to be no end in sight to contract staffing's growth as the industry breaks two new records for jobs.

Bingham Consulting Professional’s Monthly Employment Review for February reported that “temporary help services” added 24,000 jobs,reaching an all-time high of 2,800,300.  This is a 8.9% increase when compared with February 2013.  Temporary help services (aka contract staffing) also…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 20, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Need for IT Contractors Expected to Drive H-1B Visa Demand

If you have clients who want to bring in foreign workers on H-1B visas, they better act quickly.

Petitions for H-1B visas subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap will start being accepted on April 1 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). H-1B visas allow employers to hire foreign workers with specialized knowledge or technical expertise, such as scientists, engineers, or computer professions. Each year, only a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 18, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

More Obamacare Relief and Extensions

It seems nearly everyday lately there is Obamacare news.  And most of it seems to be surrounding extensions or relief. Two announcements made in the past week are no exceptions.

The first had to do with healthcare plans that were cancelled last year because they did not meet the Affordable Care Act’s minimum…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 13, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Stakes Get Higher with Latest Worker Misclassification Initiative

If you have clients who have 1099 independent contractors (ICs), you will want to make sure they are aware of the government's latest initiative to crackdown on worker misclassification.

While there are situations where paying workers on 1099 is perfectly legal, many employers abuse the classification, labeling workers who should be employees as ICs.  This results in the loss of tax revenue for state and federal government agencies.  The Obama administration has been particularly…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 11, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Will Obamacare Affect Recruiting?

Although the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has effectively been delayed again, there seems to be a renewed "buzz" around the healthcare reform law, often known as Obamacare. Maybe it’s because workers are now required to carry insurance, or maybe companies are just being proactive. But for whatever reason, we are noticing an increase in the number of recruiters asking how Obamacare will affect hiring and recruiting.

Of course, that is…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 5, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments

4 Types of Local Laws to Watch For If You Run Your Own Back-Office

One of the toughest things about running your own contract staffing back-office is keeping up with the myriad of state and federal employment laws.  

Now recruiting and staffing firms also have to worry about the growing number of local laws.

And once you have realized that there is a law in a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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