November 30, 2011 - Vol. 3.34


A court rules that the end-user and not its staffing provider is responsible for unpaid overtime; Be prepared for when your consultants come knocking on your door.

Legal Eagle: Client Ruled Employer in Overtime Dispute

November 30, 2011

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the end user of contingent labor was the employer of a temporary worker in a question regarding nonpayment of overtime to the contingent in a discrimination lawsuit.

Peek under the Hood: From Consultant to Employee

November 30, 2011

Headlines and news reports these days about the economy and who’s hiring are pretty consistent. Hiring is projected to be flat or slow and organizations are focusing more on using contingent workers instead. And down the road, those same workers may come asking for a job.

European Economies Face an Unpredictable 2012

November 30, 2011

Many of you are in the throes of budgeting for the coming year, a task made more daunting by lingering economic uncertainties. With economists hard-pressed to predict what will happen tomorrow, how is business expected to predict likely revenue and costs 12 months out?

Blog: Why Services Procurement Strikes a Chord (Tra la la la la)

November 30, 2011

Suppliers and customers are all raving about services procurement. But here’s the catch: It means different things to different people, so Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram decided to understand what the term meant. After chatting with various industry folks, she wrote what she learned in the Contingent... More