Recent Updates

SAP acquiring VMS provider Fieldglass

9 April 2014

Business software giant SAP announced March 26 it planned to acquire Fieldglass, one of the largest VMS providers.


CEO of CDI steps down

9 April 2014

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) President and CEO Paulett Eberhart stepped down, the company announced. 


IT hiring less than predicted in Q1, report says

9 April 2014

Full-time and contingent IT hiring fell short of predictions in the first quarter, according to survey results from TEKsystems.


TechServe names board of directors

9 April 2014

TechServe Alliance formally announced its 2014 board of directors.


IT contractors in UK predict pay increase

9 April 2014

For the third consecutive year, IT contractors are expecting a pay increase, according to research carried out by professional umbrella employment provider, giant group.


Precluding Class Actions? Not So Fast

9 April 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the validity of arbitration agreements that preclude class-actions, but the National Labor Relations Board has other ideas when it comes to employment agreements.


Feeling Lucky? You Could Be an H-1B Visa Lottery Winner

9 April 2014

Companies hoping to bring in H-1B visa workers this year will have to depend on their luck. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday the number of visas requested exceeded the annual caps in the first week. The agency will now hold a lottery to determine who will get the visas.


Germany Passes Minimum Wage But Not Everyone’s Happy

9 April 2014

Germany has passed the “most momentus law” in decades, becoming the 21st EU member state to institute a minimum wage. 


Are Your Suppliers Training? Why It’s Critical to Your Program.

9 April 2014

Employee training and development is widely acknowledged as one of the best way to improve company performance, but staffing suppliers are notorious for not providing as much as they should. Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram takes them to task in The Contingent Blog.


IC Misclassification Roundup

9 April 2014

Recent judgments in independent contractor misclassification cases. A California logistics firm owes $2.2 million for IC misclassification; a Michigan farm ordered to stop misclassifying migrant workers as ICs and may face financial penalties now that the employment question has been resolved.