Recent Updates

Europe’s Agency Work Directive ‘Imbalanced’

26 March 2014

A European Commission report finds universal, correct application of the Agency Workers Directive among member states, but the president of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) find the results disappointing.


FedEx Driver Case Not a ‘Slam-Dunk’

26 March 2014

A U.S. District Judge has approved a $5.8 million settlement between a class of drivers and FedEx Ground over the objections of a subset of the plaintiffs.


State Assesses $12.2 Million for Misclassification in 2013

26 March 2014

Employers that misclassified workers in New York State were assessed nearly $12.2 million in unemployment insurance contributions during 2013, according to an annual report released last month by the New York State Department of Labor.


OSHA Releases Bulletin on Temp Worker Requirements

26 March 2014

OSHA released an educational resource that focuses on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary workers are employed under the joint, or dual, employment of a staffing agency and a host employer.


Aligning With a ‘Best Staffing Firm to Work For’ Makes for Good Business

26 March 2014

Are your staffing providers’ employees happy? Happy recruiters and sales staff often translate to top-notch service for the client. But what makes them happy and how is this good for business? Global Editorial Director Subadhra R Sriram discusses that topic in The Contingent Blog


Change Management: What’s in it for You

19 March 2014

You may have thought developing and then obtaining an approval to implement a change to your CW program was hard work. But running an RFP, educating and rallying stakeholders, doing your research and due diligence is nothing compared with the work that is required to manage this change in your organization.... More


Contingent Worker Parity and Co-employment Risks

19 March 2014

Governments around the world have been enacting laws to achieve pay and benefits parity between contingent workers and employees, raising co-employment concerns among HR and CW management professionals.


Buyer Faces $185,700 in OSHA Fines

19 March 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a contingent workforce buyer, its staffing provider and another company for serious safety and health violations, assessing ranging from $20,160 to more than $180,000.


Background Check Firms Sign Deal With New York State

19 March 2014

Four background check companies signed agreements in New York State to avoid illegal hiring practices, the New York State Attorney General’s Office announced last week. The background check firms are HireRight Inc., First Advantage, General Information Services Inc. and Sterling Infosystems.


How to Manage a Diverse Workforce

19 March 2014

Some workers want a job, others a career. Contingent or traditional, their mindset will affect how they can be managed most effectively. Sandy Mazur, division president of license and franchise at Spherion Corp., explains in The Staffing Stream.