Recent Updates

Board rewrites IC classification rules — Staffing Stream

11 February 2015

The NLRB created a new test to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor, writes Y. Douglas Yang in The Staffing Stream. 

Pursuing diversity with care

11 February 2015

Many companies are expanding the scope of their diversity initiatives, putting their contingent workforce programs in potentially risky situations. Proceed with caution.

Save with total talent management, but mind the risks

11 February 2015

Total talent management offers cost saving opportunities in several forms, but each comes with risks. Here are a few.

Politician raises concerns over power utility’s use of H-1B visas

11 February 2015

Last week, a California lawmaker lashed out at Southern California Edison over its plan to use H-1B visa workers through outsourcing firms, saying emerging accounts of the company’s plans raise questions about whether the H-1B visa program was misused.

NY Joint Task Force finds millions in unreported wages, UI contributions in 2014

11 February 2015

A New York Task Force identified nearly 26,000 instances of employee misclassification, amounting to more than $300 million in unreported wages and unpaid unemployment insurance contributions.

Appeals court hears internship pay cases

11 February 2015

An appeals court in New York heard arguments in two cases Jan. 30 regarding whether interns should get paid for their work, The Wall Street Journal reports. One case is against magazine publisher Hearst Corp. and the other against Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc. 

Conducting benchmarking initiatives? Be targeted.

10 February 2015

Don't let your benchmarking initiative stifle your program. Keep these issues in mind.

Whistleblowers can help mitigate risk, but employers need a well-drafted policy

4 February 2015

Even companies with the best of intentions can have a situation arise where an employee or contractor steps up to call attention to dangerous or criminal situations. Here’s why you should be prepared for such a case with policies regarding whistleblowers.

Hey Jersey! Know your ABCs of IC classification

4 February 2015

New Jersey adopts the so-called ABC test for employee vs. independent contractor classifications, a test that weighs heavily against employers.

VMS technology vendors continue to differentiate in a crowded market

4 February 2015

VMS providers differentiate themselves by focusing on key themes. What are you looking for in a VMS?