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Ontario Legislation Would Tighten Rules on Buyers, Suppliers

11 December 2013

Proposed legislation in the province of Ontario would make buyers and their suppliers jointly responsible for unpaid wages and prohibit charging recruitment fees for immigrant workers. 

US Temp Penetration Rate Matches All-Time High

11 December 2013

The U.S. temporary employment penetration rate — a measure of temp jobs as a percent of total employment — matched its all-time high of 2.03 percent in November.

When Picketers Are Temps

11 December 2013

Worker strikes have led to some considerable employment improvements in history, but do recent trends in hiring temps to picket businesses diminish the causes organizers are supporting? Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram discusses this issue in The Contingent Blog.

Temp Conversion Fees in Europe

11 December 2013

How much do companies in Europe pay for "temp-to-perm" conversions? 

A Misclassification Bill to Watch

11 December 2013

A misclassification bill introduced last month in the U.S. Senate would impose even stricter prohibitions, requirements and penalties on companies found to have misclassified workers, warns attorney John E. Thompson of Fisher & Phillips LLP on the Lexology website. 

SIA Research: Sample Contract Clauses

11 December 2013

Contingent workforce managers often leave such issues as liability, indemnification and insurance to attorneys, but are tasked with crafting the commercial terms (e.g. pricing, discount language) themselves.This report, available to CWS Council members, contains contractual clauses addressing overtime... More

Sample Contract Clauses for the Contingent Workforce Manager

10 December 2013

  • Sample contract clauses include renegotiations, most favored customer, right-to-hire, and more
  • Information on how to handle overtime and permanent placement fees in contracts with suppliers

Forms of Work in Australia

10 December 2013

This citation examines forms of work in Australia. It includes a breakdown of the workforce, definitions and data.

SI Report Webinar - December 2013

10 December 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Free pay rate sources — which is the best?
  • Can PEOs help with ACA?

The Rise of Online Work

9 December 2013

Get a view of how Online Work has developed over the last few years.

See which freelancers are in demand

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