Recent Updates

Staffing Stream: What to expect next year

20 November 2013

The staffing industry and the economy have been full of surprises in 2013. Some companies have flourished while others have been in a draw down mode because they don’t know what to plan for writes Michael Barefoot, senior account executive at RedZone Resources, in The Staffing Stream. 


Web: Feds sue over sale price of IT staffing firm

20 November 2013

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper reports the U.S. Department of Labor sued the former owners of Omni Resources Inc. claiming the company was sold to a stock ownership plan at a price that “far exceeded its fair market value.”


RCM shareholder group files countersuit; board ends ‘poison pill’

20 November 2013

A shareholder group at RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT) announced Monday it filed a countersuit in response to a lawsuit filed earlier this month by RCM. Separately, RCM’s board reported Monday the early termination of a shareholder rights plan (poison pill) and other changes.


Calian business and technology division revenue falls 5%

20 November 2013

Calian Technologies Ltd. reported revenue in its business and technology services division fell 5.3 percent year over year to C$38.0 million (US$36.9 million) in the company’s fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30. The segment provides IT staffing and other services.


CGI won’t discuss Healthcare.gov in conference call

20 November 2013

CGI Group Inc. President and CEO Michael Roach said in a conference call with financial analysts the company would not discuss its work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with respect to the Affordable Care Act or the Healthcare.gov website.


CGI revenue rises 53% in Q4 in wake of Logica buy

20 November 2013

CGI Group Inc., a Montreal-based provider of information technology services, reported revenue rose 52.7 percent to C$2.46 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30.


Australia: Co-Employment and Statutory Risk

20 November 2013

In most jurisdictions around the world, managing co-employment and statutory risk is one of the key deliverables of a contingent workforce program. This article addresses issues unique to Australia. 


Contingent Workers and the FMLA

20 November 2013

A recent ruling out of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms that companies that use temporary workers provided by a staffing provider may be obligated to accept temps coming back from leave taken under the FMLA.


New York Joins Feds’ Misclassification Fight

20 November 2013

New York became the 15th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors. 


ACA Changes: A Commentary

20 November 2013

Last week, President Obama announced plans to alleviate the wave of insurance policy cancellations due to noncompliance with the ACA. Attorney George Reardon comments on the upcoming plans.