Recent Updates

Bill Rate Increases? Lower unemployment, regulations herald higher costs for talent

8 July 2015

Are you ready to pay more for your contingent workforce? Tacking onto the inevitability of increases due to the ACA mandates, shrinking unemployment rates put workers in a better position to command higher rates.


Crowdsourcing supplier settles class action lawsuit

8 July 2015

CrowdFlower agreed to pay $585,507 to settle a class action lawsuit brought by crowdsourced workers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and paid less than the legal minimum wage.


New penalties set for foreign temp worker violations in Canada

8 July 2015

Hopes for relaxed rules in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program were quickly dashed when Canadian officials announced stiffer penalties for noncompliance.


Another gig economy firm to categorize its workers as employees, not contractors

8 July 2015

Gig economy company Shyp announced in a recent blog it will reclassify its couriers as employees instead of independent contractors, following in the footsteps of Instacart.


Feds investigating firms for alleged H-1B abuse

7 July 2015

The US Department of Labor is investigating Infosys Ltd. (NYSE: INFY) and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., over H-1B use, according to an announcement last month by two US senators.


Fahrenheit IT acquires security-cleared IT staffing provider

7 July 2015

Fahrenheit IT, a division of Global Employment Solutions, acquired Information Technology Engineering Corporation. The transaction closed June 26.


IT leaders, professionals disagree on cause of skills gap

7 July 2015

IT leaders and IT professionals believe a skills gap exists, but the two sides disagree on reasons for the gap, according to a TEKsystems survey.


CIO and CTO post top list of highest tech salaries

7 July 2015

CIOs and CTOs top this year’s list of highest-paid technology professionals, according to Mondo, a New York-based IT and digital marketing staffing provider.


Mastech closes acquisition of Hudson’s IT staffing operations in US

7 July 2015

Pittsburgh-based IT staffing firm Mastech Holdings Inc. (NYSE MKT: MHH) completed its acquisition of Hudson Global Inc.’s (NASD: HSON) IT staffing business in the US.


CTG hires healthcare and life sciences leader

7 July 2015

IT staffing provider CTG (NASD: CTG) named Alfred Hamilton as VP and general manager of CTG Healthcare and Life Sciences.