Recent Updates

FedEx to pay $228 million; ‘Right-to-control’ prompts settlement in IC lawsuit

17 June 2015

Following an appeals court decision that FedEx Ground's California drivers are employees, FedEx Corp. agreed to pay $228 million to settle a independent contractor misclassification lawsuit.


Legal/regulatory roundup

17 June 2015

Recent legal activity on the world of work.


Benchmarks: Do temps use healthcare exchanges?

17 June 2015

In our 2015 North America Temporary Worker Survey, we asked temporary workers assigned by staffing suppliers about their current use and plans regarding health insurance exchanges.


The H-1B lottery: Who is gaming the system?

10 June 2015

In recent years, the annual caps for H-1B visas have been met within the first week the government begins accepting petitions for the visa. However, some may be gaming the system.


Meet staffing’s new neighbor, the ‘gig economy’

10 June 2015

Firms in this space create online platforms to connect labor buyers with workers, who can be independent contractors reached via a mobile app.


The definitive guide to engaging top tech candidates — Promoted

10 June 2015

Top tech talent doesn’t respond to generic “seeking rock star programmer” emails. Personalized messaging is key to hitting your response-rate goal and generating a slate of top candidates.


Volt Information Sciences net revenue falls 12% in fiscal Q2

10 June 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) reported net revenue fell 11.7% to $385.2 million in its fiscal second quarter ended May 3.


ManpowerGroup buys Greythorn’s tech, finance staffing ops in Australia, Singapore

10 June 2015

ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) acquired the Australian and Singaporean arm of Greythorn, a professional services and recruitment firm targeting the technology and finance sectors.


Beeline VMS enhances OnForce FMS integration — Staffing Stream

10 June 2015

Beeline is enhancing the integration between its vendor management system and its OnForce online staffing operation it acquired last year.


CEO of IT staffing firm TSR takes medical leave

10 June 2015

IT staffing firm TSR Inc.’s (NASD: TSRI) board of directors on June 4 granted a 90-day medical leave of absence to Joseph Hughes, chairman, CEO, president and treasurer.