Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
If you're running your own back-office and offering benefits to your contractors, it is critical that you are familiar and compliant with COBRA. COBRA, which stands for The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, was enacted in 1986. It requires employers with more than 20 employees to offer continuation of health care coverage when an employee loses coverage due to status changes, such as resigning, losing a job, or having hours…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 19, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Contract staffing revenue increased by 14% to $117.2 million in 2011, which is higher than experts had expected, according to a Staffing Industry Analysts forecast.
Part of the reason for this higher-than-expected increase is the government's crackdown on…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
If you have contractors in your home state, it may not be a big deal for you to run your own back-office, particularly if you are already processing payroll and handling taxes, unemployment, Workers' Compensation, benefits, etc. for your own staff.
But before you can take placements in other states, you're going to have to do a lot of legwork and homework. Every state has different laws and requirements you will have to follow for the contractors you have placed…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
As the demand for contractors continues to increase, clients are getting more picky about the vendors they select to supply them with the help they need. One issue we are seeing companies scrutinize more closely is the Certificate of Insurance.
A Certificate of Insurance is a document that proves that the vendor is insured to take on the liability associated with employing the contractors. When you place contract candidates, most major clients will want to…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
While some employers have intentionally, and most likely illegally, shed their older workers in an effort to reduce costs, some companies are struggling to find experienced talent and are finding creative ways to find and retain it, according to a recent Washington Post article.
Older workers come with…Continue
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) began accepting H-1B visa petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2013 cap today, April 2, 2012. H-1B visas are commonly used in contract staffing to place…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 2, 2012 at 3:10pm — No Comments