Recent Updates

Workers’ Compensation: When Co-Employment Benefits You

26 June 2013

The term “co-employment” may make you cringe, but it does offer protections from some types of lawsuits.

Feds Go After Firms for Mischaracterization of Wages

26 June 2013

Two staffing providers were recently investigated by the U.S. DOL for mischaracterizing wages as per diem payments — resulting in workers being denied overtime. While staffing buyers were not mentioned, questions remain whether such investigations could have an impact.

Are You Window Shopping for Suppliers?

26 June 2013

Buyers seem to be doing a lot of window shopping when it comes to staffing providers. Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram ponders what’s behind this trend in The Contingent Blog.

Managing SOW Through VMS Delivers Better Results

26 June 2013

IT teams like statement-of-work contracts because it’s easier to bypass procurement processes, but going through the VMS makes measuring and managing compliance and the relationship easier, writes ProcureStaff Technologies COO Carolyn Nolan in The Staffing Stream.

ICs Injured in Explosion Sue

26 June 2013

Three independent contractors injured in an explosion at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar, La., have filed suit against the company, The Advocate reported. Two people died and 77 were injured in the june 13 explosion. Read more here.

Office/Clerical Staffing Bill Rates Jump

26 June 2013

Growth in office/clerical staffing bill rates accelerated in the first part of 2013 with year-over-year growth trends reaching their fastest pace since early 2011, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data included in a new report by Staffing Industry Analysts.

European Legs & Regs Advisor May 2013

24 June 2013

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris Global Network
  • Judicial developments, including labour reforms and court rulings, are covered
  • Data has been gathered from across Europe

Pricing Payrolling Services

19 June 2013

Using third-party payrolling services is a growing part of contingent workforce management, but it pays to examine the pricing models.

Firm Pays $176,204 to 17 Misclassified ICs

19 June 2013

Another company finds itself paying back wages to workers who were misclassified as independent contractors.

Master Supplier Is the Comeback Kid

19 June 2013

“Rest in peace” was the requiem earmarked for the master supplier model, having been dismissed by many industry veterans. But it has come back with a bang, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.