Recent Updates

Beyond the Daily

24 February 2013

We include developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

Global Prohibitions on Fixed Term Contracts

21 February 2013

  • Data from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
  • Useful list of where fixed-term contracts are prohibited for permanent tasks.
  • Information for 195 countries and formatted by region.

Expanding MSP Scope to Include IC Compliance

20 February 2013

Cam Moeser, a VP with Superior Group, a workforce solutions and outsourcing provider, talks about how companies are looking to their MSP to manage independent contractor classification risks.

Firm to Pay $1.3 Million in IC Misclassification

20 February 2013

A Pennsylvania company was ordered to pay $1.3 million in back wages to 14,568 current and former employees the U.S. Department of Labor determined were misclassified as independent contractors.

Who Will Own Candidate Data?

20 February 2013

The amount of data available about candidates is continually growing, and the collection, processing and retention of it is an important issue for contingent workforce managers and suppliers.

Failure To Rehire After Injury Could Raise Costs

20 February 2013

A recent court decision out of Tennessee illustrates that workers’ compensation costs may increase when an employee is not returned to work, write attorneys Chuck Palmer and Douglas Selky in The Staffing Stream.

How Crowdsourcing Paid Off for Nabisco

20 February 2013

Julia Kirby writes about Nabisco’s success with using crowdsourcing in its “Daily Twist” marketing campaign on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network. 

Amazon Dumps Security Firm Over Contingents’ Treatment

19 February 2013

Online retailer Amazon fired a German security company following a documentary about alleged mistreatment of foreign temporary workers, the Washington Post reports.

Clients to Pay $424,000 to Workers

19 February 2013

A group of 15 Boston-area restaurants agreed to pay $424,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 409 employees to resolve allegations the workers were underpaid by the restaurants and their staffing provider, the U.S. Department of Labor reported.

A brief look at Myanmar

14 February 2013

  • This briefing provides a brief overview of the Burmese market.
  • With information on the economy, the labour market and the law 
  • Plus links to other resources