Recent Updates

IT workers’ confidence slips in Q4 after record Q3

11 February 2015

The Randstad Technologies Employee Confidence Index of US information technology workers fell to a reading of 57.4 in the Q4.

Board rewrites IC classification rules — Staffing Stream

11 February 2015

The NLRB created a new test to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor, writes Y. Douglas Yang in The Staffing Stream. 

Pursuing diversity with care

11 February 2015

Many companies are expanding the scope of their diversity initiatives, putting their contingent workforce programs in potentially risky situations. Proceed with caution.

Save with total talent management, but mind the risks

11 February 2015

Total talent management offers cost saving opportunities in several forms, but each comes with risks. Here are a few.

Politician raises concerns over power utility’s use of H-1B visas

11 February 2015

Last week, a California lawmaker lashed out at Southern California Edison over its plan to use H-1B visa workers through outsourcing firms, saying emerging accounts of the company’s plans raise questions about whether the H-1B visa program was misused.

NY Joint Task Force finds millions in unreported wages, UI contributions in 2014

11 February 2015

A New York Task Force identified nearly 26,000 instances of employee misclassification, amounting to more than $300 million in unreported wages and unpaid unemployment insurance contributions.

Appeals court hears internship pay cases

11 February 2015

An appeals court in New York heard arguments in two cases Jan. 30 regarding whether interns should get paid for their work, The Wall Street Journal reports. One case is against magazine publisher Hearst Corp. and the other against Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc. 

Conducting benchmarking initiatives? Be targeted.

10 February 2015

Don't let your benchmarking initiative stifle your program. Keep these issues in mind.

Independent Contractors in the Netherlands

6 February 2015

  • Independent contractors are a key feature of the Dutch staffing industry. 
  • A growing number of companies provide intermediation services to independent contractors and their clients, as well as other support services targeted to this growing population of flex workers.
  • This report provides... More

Whistleblowers can help mitigate risk, but employers need a well-drafted policy

4 February 2015

Even companies with the best of intentions can have a situation arise where an employee or contractor steps up to call attention to dangerous or criminal situations. Here’s why you should be prepared for such a case with policies regarding whistleblowers.