North America

Company Blames Temp for Fatal Burns

9 January 2013

A household and grooming products manufacturer cited by OSHA for 14 alleged violations after a contingent worker suffered fatal burns blames the worker for his death, Chicago Public Media's WBEZ reports.


Firm Settles OSHA Case in Temp’s Death

19 December 2012

A company agreed to pay a $100,000 fine as part of a settlement in the death of a temporary worker, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported. 


Company to Pay $46,000 in Misclassification

19 December 2012

A Florida painting firm agreed to pay $46,000 in back wages after it was found to have misclassified 26 employees as independent contractors.


New IC Bill Relatively “Limited”

19 December 2012

A new bill meant to simplify the procedure for determining proper independent contractor classification has been introduced in the House, but it appears to have a very narrow focus.


Re-Imagining Work and the Workforce

19 December 2012

Next year, companies will re-imagine how work gets done and who does it, writes Michelle V. Rafter on Workforce.com.


Setting Goals, Measuring Success

19 December 2012

Given the end of the year, economy and all the buzz about a blended workforce, contingent workforce managers should measure what they have accomplished in 2012, how their program has contributed to the company, and what they hope to accomplish next year.


Supplier Performance: Perception vs. Reality

19 December 2012

A recent study released by CareerBuilder highlights a disconnect between how staffing providers think they are doing and what their clients and talent perceive, writes Jerry Brenholz in The Staffing Stream.


Lawsuit Targets Crowdsourcing Operation

12 December 2012

CrowdFlower, a crowdsourcing website, faces a lawsuit that claims it pays below minimum wage and misclassifies its workers as independent contractors. 


What Have You Done for Me Lately?

12 December 2012

A CW manager shares how his program realized significant benefits by implementing a benchmarking strategy with the help of his managed service provider in the December issue of Staffing Industry Review


“Online Staffing” Platforms: Characterizing the Demand Side

6 December 2012

  • Demand for online staffing is real and expanding
  • It is at an early stage of evolution, much lies ahead
  • A new channel to meet "flexible workforce" needs?