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You Ask/ We Answer

19 October 2012

You Ask/ We Answer: Is VMS Use Still Growing?

Temps Cited in Fed Suit Against Bank

17 October 2012

A U.S. Attorney’s Office lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank N.A. over mortgage practices claims the bank did not properly train temporary workers, among other issues.

China Tightens Labor Contract Law

17 October 2012

In the final article addressing the changing contingent workforce landscape in Asia, we discuss China's efforts to require that all temporary workers should enjoy pay equal to their permanent counterparts.

‘Online Staffing’ for ‘Onsite’ Workers

17 October 2012

There has been no shortage of innovation in the contingent workforce space. Case-in-point: Work Market, a two-year-old company that has been grabbing the attention of buyers with its offering.

Blog: Implementing a Successful Contingent Workforce Strategy

17 October 2012

Implementing a successful contingent workforce strategy is not for the faint of heart, writes Peter Carvalho, president of Agile•1, in The Staffing Stream. Read more here

Using Criminal Records to Hire, Fire Workers

17 October 2012

If your staffing suppliers conduct criminal and credit background checks on your candidates, they need to be compliant with the law. This article in Staffing Industry Review addresses these laws.

Government Contractor Slapped with Misclassification Class Action

17 October 2012

Earlier this month, a class action lawsuit was filed against MHN Government Services and its parent, Managed Health Network (MHN), claiming that the government contractor misclassified more than 1,200 employees as independent contractors, write Richard Reibstein, Lisa... More

You Say Po-Tay-Toe, I say Po-Tah-Toe

10 October 2012

Is it best to outsource your contingent workforce managed service program or keep it inhouse? Last week, Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram shared the disadvantages of each model. This week, she shares the advantages in The Contingent Blog.

California Law Targets Warehouse Staffing Contracts

10 October 2012

A new law in California takes aim at staffing contracts in the warehouse industry, prohibiting contracts at warehouses where a contractor knows or should know that there are insufficient funds to comply with basic labor laws, such as wages.

Vietnam to Allow Employee Subleasing

10 October 2012

In this second article addressing changing legislation in Asia, we focus on Vietnam, where a new law going into effect next year addresses a hybrid form of temporary staffing and labor outsourcing.