President Obama has issued a memorandum asking the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 20, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 18, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments
The first had to do with healthcare plans that were cancelled last year because they did not meet the Affordable Care Act’s minimum…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 13, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 11, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 5, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments