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Apple, port company hit with contingent worker lawsuits

December 23, 2014

Two new class action laws suits were filed this month by contingent workers against Apple, a port company and their staffing firms. The first was filed against Apple and a staffing firm by a $100-an-hour IT consultant. The second suit was filed by warehouse workers against a warehouse operator an...


GDP increases at annual rate of 5% in Q3, 11-year high

December 23, 2014

US real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 5.0 percent in the third quarter, up from an earlier estimate of 3.9 percent, according to the US Department of Commerce. Second-quarter real GDP increased 4.6 percent.MarketWatch reports this is the fastest pace of growth since the th...


ASA staffing index reaches highest value since inception

December 23, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry rose 4.18 percent for the week of Dec. 8 to Dec. 14 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 107.54, the highest value since the index’s inception in June 2006.


Maryland staffing firm, Justice Department settle

December 23, 2014

Diversified Business Consulting Group Inc., an IT staffing firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., reached an agreement with the US Department of Justice to settle a claim that Diversified discriminated against work-authorized non-US citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act....


ACA employer mandate — staffing quote of the week

December 23, 2014

“The economic reality has changed,” Politico.com quoted Paul Fronstin, a senior associate at the Employee Benefit Resource Institute, as saying in an article about the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate in the job-growing economic recovery. “Employers are remembering why they offered benefits...


Next Daily News is Monday

December 23, 2014

The next issue of the Staffing Industry Daily News will be released Monday. Have a happy holiday!


President signs bill recognizing PEOs in tax code

December 22, 2014

The President signed legislation defining professional employer organizations In the federal tax code, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations announced today.The legislation, the Small Business Efficiency Act, was part of a tax extenders bill passed by the Senate last wee...


Bank of America to pay vision-impaired temp $110,000

December 22, 2014

Bank of America will pay $110,000 to a former temporary worker to resolve a disability discrimination case brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced.According to the EEOC’s suit, Bank of America violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fai...


Canadian staffing index maintains modest decline in November

December 22, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 113 in November, a decrease of 3 percent year over year from a reading of 114 in November 2013.“So far in 2014, we have observed a trend of modest year-over-year decline in the index,” said David Francis,...


Optimism, hiring plans trending up for 2015, survey finds

December 22, 2014

Most executives surveyed are optimistic about 2015, according to the Employer Associations of America’s 2015 National Business Trends Survey.Increases in staffing levels for 2015 are expected for 52 percent of employers responding to the survey, up from 47 percent reported in 2014 and 34 percent...