Recent Updates

Company to Pay $46,000 in Misclassification

19 December 2012

A Florida painting firm agreed to pay $46,000 in back wages after it was found to have misclassified 26 employees as independent contractors.


New IC Bill Relatively “Limited”

19 December 2012

A new bill meant to simplify the procedure for determining proper independent contractor classification has been introduced in the House, but it appears to have a very narrow focus.


Re-Imagining Work and the Workforce

19 December 2012

Next year, companies will re-imagine how work gets done and who does it, writes Michelle V. Rafter on Workforce.com.


Setting Goals, Measuring Success

19 December 2012

Given the end of the year, economy and all the buzz about a blended workforce, contingent workforce managers should measure what they have accomplished in 2012, how their program has contributed to the company, and what they hope to accomplish next year.


Supplier Performance: Perception vs. Reality

19 December 2012

A recent study released by CareerBuilder highlights a disconnect between how staffing providers think they are doing and what their clients and talent perceive, writes Jerry Brenholz in The Staffing Stream.


Forecasts for European Staffing Markets

17 December 2012

  • Our forecast for 2013
  • See which markets are doing best and worst
  • Compare with EU's economic forecast

Lawsuit Targets Crowdsourcing Operation

12 December 2012

CrowdFlower, a crowdsourcing website, faces a lawsuit that claims it pays below minimum wage and misclassifies its workers as independent contractors. 


Look Beyond Markups and Rates

12 December 2012

Looking at a supplier’s overall costs — and not just the gross margin — can help you pinpoint areas for savings.


Blog: All Hail the Contingent Workforce

12 December 2012

Last week, Bryan Peña declared 2012 as the year of the customer. Editorial Subadhra R. Sriram respectfully disagrees in The Contingent Blog.


EEOC Sues Sony and Staffing Firm

12 December 2012

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last week against Sony and its staffing provider alleging the companies violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by terminating a contingent worker because she had a prosthetic leg.