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Group of internal workers sue Randstad for overtime pay

April 9, 2014

Four employees of Randstad Staffing in Michigan filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging Randstad misclassified workers to avoid paying overtime.The complaint alleges Randstad would classify employees as managers, supervisors or executives, then require them to work in excess of 50 to 60...


IT hiring in Q1 less than predicted, report says

April 9, 2014

Full-time and contingent IT hiring fell short of predictions in the first quarter. Just 35 percent of IT leaders indicated hiring increased in the first quarter for full-time IT staff and contingents, according to survey results from TEKsystems. However, 47 percent forecast hiring of full time wo...


Web: Temporary workers, risky situations

April 9, 2014

Human Resource Executive reports temporary workers are much more likely to be injured on the job than their permanent counterparts. To read the article, click here.


CEO confidence at two-year high

April 9, 2014

CEO confidence rose again in the first quarter after posting an increase in the fourth quarter of last year. The Conference Board’s and PwC Network’s measure of CEO confidence rose to a level of 63 in the first quarter from 60 in the fourth quarter.“CEO confidence rose to a two-year high, with bo...


Rhode Island metro posts highest jobless rate

April 9, 2014

The Providence-Fall River-Warwick area in Rhode Island and Massachusetts posted the highest unemployment rate in February, 9.7 percent, among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.The New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area...


Staffing Stream: Workplace harassment, discrimination

April 9, 2014

Harassment and discrimination violations can cause major damages to an organization, and not just legal costs, writes Jimmy Lin in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Lin, vice president of product management and corporate development at The Network, discusses how to instill an ethical culture whe...


Benchmark your sales force compensation

April 9, 2014

Since 2011, Staffing Industry Analysts has partnered with SalesGlobe to conduct an exclusive benchmark of pay practices for the staffing industry. We invite you to be part of the 2014 Staffing Industry Sales & Service Compensation Survey and learn where your firm stands with others in the ind...


Job openings up

April 8, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in February rose 7.7 percent from January to 4.2 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — rose to 2.9 percent in Febru...


General Employment settles lease dispute

April 8, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) will pay Long Ridge Office Portfolio L.P. $125,000 to settle a lease dispute. General Employment entered into the settlement agreement on April 2.Long Ridge in November filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of DuPage County against General Empl...


Michigan farm ordered to stop misclassifying migrant workers

April 8, 2014

A federal judge ordered Darryl Howes and his business, Darryl Howes Farms, to stop misclassifying his migrant workers as independent contractors, the Department of Labor reported yesterday. The business must also comply with the record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and housin...