Recent Updates

Law: Contingent Worker Can't Sue in Temp Death Case

22 February 2012

The Supreme Court of Texas ruled against the family of a contingent worker who was killed on the job in a case that tested the workers’ compensation “exclusive remedy” rule.

Around the Web: Obama Budgets for Misclassification Fight; Jobless Programs Aided

22 February 2012

President Obama’s 2013 budget gives the Labor Department additional funding to fight IC misclassification; The tax bill passed by Congress last week broadens jobless programs; and the rising number of temporary workers signals a shift in the workplace.

Blog: One-Click Shopping for Contingent Workers

22 February 2012

Filling an open position with the click of a button, with no worries about IC compliance, risks, etc., may sound far-fetched and futuristic, but it will happen sooner than you might think, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in the Contingent Blog.

First Estimate of the European Contingent Workforce

21 February 2012

One of the first estimates for Europe of the number of:

  • Independent Contractors
  • Temporary Workers (Other)
  • All Contingent Workers

Perspective: Choosing the Right Vendor

15 February 2012

Don’t let the details distract you from what’s most important when choosing your MSP or VMS: expertise, culture and resources. 

Global: Contingent Staffing Regulations

15 February 2012

The legal environment for contingent labor is like the “Wild West” in some parts of the world. The UN’s International Labour Organisation has laid the groundwork to pave the way for CW usage globally.

News: Cloud Hiring Takes Off

15 February 2012

Earlier this month, eLance, an online platform that connects independent contractors and companies, announced it had secured funding to expand, which is a sign the business model has taken off. 

SIA Tools: Know Your Lingo to Hire Right

15 February 2012

If you want to get ahead in hiring the best candidate, you need to know the terms to use in your target country. Knowledge is power. Does your company have a handle on the most basic terms and lingo to address contingent work throughout Europe? Start here.

Around the Web: IC Misclassification; H2-B Visa Rule

15 February 2012

California joins the IRS in its efforts to reduce IC misclassification, while the DOL issued a final rule regarding its H2-B foreign labor visa program.

Establishing and Managing Your Contingent Workforce Program Office

13 February 2012

  • Panel discussion of various approaches to running a CW program office
  • See how other companies optimize quality, cost, efficiency, and risk
  • Learn what has worked and what hasn't from experienced CW program managers