Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – September 2013 Archive (6)

Cutting Hours Risky Way to Avoid Obamacare

Even with the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) delayed until 2015, companies are already looking for ways to get around the mandate. But they could find themselves in legal hot water if they adopt one of the most popular techniques - cutting employee hours.

Starting January 1, 2015, the employer mandate will require employers with 50 or more full-time or “full-time equivalent” employees to provide health coverage to its full-time…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Flexibility Factor - How it Can Make or Break Your Placements

Nearly a year ago, we reported on a Mom Corps survey that found that 45% of workers would take a pay cut to get flexibility. This year's Mom Corps survey shows that the importance of workplace flexibility continues to increase.

Mom Corps, a national flexible staffing firm, again found that flexibility is so important that…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Contract Staffing 101: Front-Office vs. Back-Office

Part of what makes contract staffing a little intimidating to recruiters is the jargon that goes along with it. Bill rates, conversion fee, multiplier, Employer of Record . . . the list goes on and on.

One point of confusion for some recruiters who are new to contract staffing is the difference between the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 17, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Obamacare Deadline: Do Recruiters with Employees Have to Comply?

A major deadline for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the healthcare reform law also known as Obamacare, is coming up fast. If a recruiter has even one employee, they will likely have to comply.

The ACA requires employers to provide employees with a notice about coverage options available through the Marketplace,…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 12, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why Recruiters Should Consider Offering Benefits to Contractors

When it comes to recruiters and employers, the two most important words in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are employer mandate. That is the provision in the act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, that will require employers with 50 or more employees to provide health insurance to those employees.  Even with the mandate being delayed until 2015 (tracking to begin in 2014), many employers and recruiting/staffing firms are…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 10, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Age Discrimination: A Lose-Lose Proposition. What Recruiters Can Do

Age is like the forgotten step-child of protected classes in employment law.  Age discrimination doesn't get the attention that racial and sexual discrimination get, and winning an age discrimination case is difficult for employees. In fact, a recent New York Times article states that lawyers…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 10, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments

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