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CWS 30 - 2.8 (Apr 21, 2010)

Contingent Workforce Strategies 30, April 21, 2010
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Health Reform Act Makes Significant Changes for Employers and Their Health Plans
By John L. Barlament, Kirk A. Pelikan, and Eric Rumbaugh
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

Feature PhotoIn March, President Obama signed into law major healthcare reform legislation that is likely to affect every citizen and every employer in the country: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The PPACA and the Reconciliation Act will affect nearly every group in the healthcare arena: large employers, small employers, individuals, insurers and medical providers, as well as suppliers and users of contingent labor. This article focuses mainly on changes for midsize and large employers.

The biggest change for suppliers of contingent labor appears to be that they must now either ensure that the contingent labor staff has health coverage available or pay a fine for failing to provide this coverage. Regardless of whether the supplier chooses to pay the fine or provide the coverage, ...

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Heard on the Street

"Our clients are looking at their resource needs in a more strategic way not just for the immediate project at hand but in a way they could use a person or skill long term. And this analysis is across every skill set they are consuming."

--Joel Capperella, Yoh's vice president of customer solutions

Contingent workforce programs have gone beyond the tactical. It's more than simply reacting ...

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What limit on length of assignment has your organization set for contingent workers?

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Behind the News

Nebraska Jumps on the IC Misclassification Bandwagon
The saga on independent contractor misclassification continues. Nebraska follows three dozen other states that have cracked down on companies that try to trim payroll costs by illegally classifying workers as contractors. In mid-April the state's governor, Dave Heineman, signed into law a bill ...

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Legal Eagle

Joint Employer Liability
In a recent case, Vondriska v. Cugno, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reinstated a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour collective action against a professional employer organization (PEO) and its client. The issue in the district court was whether the PEO was the "employer" ...

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Keys to CW Success

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Assessing your CW program: What metrics are your C-level executives interested in?
Contingent workforce managers are charged with improving the performance of their programs on a continual basis. But without good data, it's impossible to know if your program's performance is outstanding, or simply average. And given the infinite number of data points which may exist in a CW program, just knowing what and how to measure is no small task.

If you don't have the measurement tools in place, how do you even begin to assess your CW program? If you do have the right tools in place, how do you decide which one of the thousands of elements of a CW program to measure? Which are the right set that will move your program forward?

Attend this webinar -- Thursday, April 29, 10-11:15am PST -- to discover key metrics and insights on:

  • Why CW process performance is important enough to be measuring
  • The Staffing Industry Analysts recommended metrics on CW Quality, Efficiency, Cost, & Risk
  • How to survive data collection: What are the most likely issues and pitfalls around data collection
  • Getting outside help: What can and should your VMS or MSP do for you?
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