Recent Updates

State’s high court rules IC status OK for cabbies, but may not apply elsewhere

29 April 2015

Boston taxi drivers are correctly classified as independent contractors, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled last week.


Southwest construction firms settle in misclassification case

29 April 2015

After a lengthy federal investigation, 16 defendants accused of misclassifying more than 1,000 construction workers in Arizona and Utah agreed to pay $700,000 in back wages, damages, penalties and other guarantees.


SoCal port drivers protest IC classification

29 April 2015

Hundreds of Los Angeles and Long Beach port truck drivers went on strike Monday to protest being classified as independent contractors, according to reports.


SIA research: Staffing firm survey aggregated results

29 April 2015

This report, available to CWS Council and corporate members, represents the aggregated and distilled staffing industry knowledge derived from seven separate surveys of North American staffing firms, conducted over 2008-2014. It includes a wide variety of best practices, benchmark data and industry... More


Webinar replay: Accessing and using accurate rate data

22 April 2015

Having accurate rate data is critical to making staffing decisions. During this webinar session, Jason Ezratty from Brightfield Strategies and Bryan Peña from Staffing Industry Analysts discuss how to access accurate data and how you can use it to take your contingent staffing program to the next... More


Most attractive staffing markets globally

21 April 2015

In our most recent assessment of market attractiveness, we score 55 countries on a scale from 0 to 100, based on 10 factors that make a particular market attractive to staffing (regulations on temporary agency work, economy, market competition, etc.).


Long Island companies settle with DOL

21 April 2015

Four Long Island heating and plumbing companies have settled a wage and hour dispute with the US Department of Labor that includes the misclassification of at least 25 workers as independent contractors. 


More Canadian foreign temp worker woes

21 April 2015

Seafood processors are feeling the pinch of growing labor shortages, and pleas from Quebec to delay the application of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are falling on deaf ears. 


Going global? Do your homework

21 April 2015

Often, programs find themselves needing to expand their footprint globally due to market pressures and not advance planning. Regardless, they need to do their homework before moving forward.


CWS Summit Amsterdam: Evolve your programs or risk being irrelevant

21 April 2015

Many contingent workforce programs are at a stage where the managed service provider (MSP) successfully delivers against stated requirements. But programs have to continue to evolve or CW professionals could find themselves irrelevant.