Recent Updates

Norway Data Sources

13 March 2013

A list of data sources for Norway including:

  • Academic resources, applicable government departments
  •  Laws and regulations, contingent workforce market data
  • Trade associations and other organisations

ETUI report on the implementation of the AWD across Europe

13 March 2013

  • A report from the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) on the implementation of the AWD across Europe
  • Overview of the pieces of national legislations affected by the Directive
  • Download the full report 

Driving CW Program Adoption

13 March 2013

Successful program adoption is driven by executive championship and key stakeholder buy-in, process clarity, and usability. Here are some tips for engaging those drivers to promote better adoption (and compliance) for your program.

‘Ghost Rider’ IC Sues Buyers Over Stunt Injuries

13 March 2013

A stuntman working as an independent contractor for the film Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance filed a lawsuit last week against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. after being seriously injured in a stunt gone wrong last year.

A Deeper Look at Indemnification Agreements

13 March 2013

Would your firm be willing to act as an insurance company for something that it has no control over? The obvious answer is no. But here’s the wrinkle that indemnification agreements introduce.

Vendor-Neutral MSPs Can Be Profitable

13 March 2013

David Barfield, CEO of The Bartech Group, joins the discussion about managed service providers, talking about vendor neutrality in a new post on The Staffing Stream

Healthcare Reform: Are Your Providers Preparing?

13 March 2013

As 2014 draws closer, staffing firms should be getting ready for healthcare reform. How the Affordable Care Act will affect staffing firms and buyers is growing clearer as regulators work to draft the rules. Read more in Staffing Industry Review.

Workers Allege Continued IC Misclassification

13 March 2013

Two former workers who were found to have been misclassified as independent contractors say Shaw Communications in Canada continues the practice and are blowing the whistle on how the telecommunications giant broke employment law for years, CBS News reports.

SIA Webinar: SOW — A Global Trend

13 March 2013

There has been considerable growth in the inclusion of statement of work in contingent programs in the U.S. What is the situation elsewhere? 

Proposed Oregon Bill to Raise Cost of Contingent Workers

6 March 2013

A bill introduced in Oregon would prohibit pay discrimination against contingent workers and would also preclude staffing firms from charging clients fees for converting a contingent worker to traditional employment status.