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Google IC misclassification suit is dismissed

July 29, 2015

A case against Google brought by a former worker in New York claiming misclassification as an independent contractor has been dismissed, according to court records. Plaintiff has waived all rights of appeal.Attorneys for Google wrote in a letter to the court on July 14 that both sides had reached...


Elwood Staffing expands with York acquisition

July 29, 2015

Commercial staffing provider The York Companies Inc. was acquired by Elwood Staffing. The buy marks the fourth acquisition in two years for Elwood, which ranks as the 19th-largest US staffing firm.Elwood announced the acquisition today.The deal gives Elwood two York offices in Kentucky — Louisvil...


Barrett revenue up 21% in Q2

July 29, 2015

Second-quarter revenue rose 20.7% at Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI), and net income rose 20.1% at the Vancouver, Wash.-based provider of staffing and PEO services.A lion’s share of the company’s revenue growth came from the company’s PEO segment. (US$ thousands) Q2 2015 ...


Mastech Q2 revenue rises 6%

July 29, 2015

Second-quarter revenue rose 6.0% at IT staffing provider Mastech Holdings Inc. (NYSE MKT: MHH) to $29.3 million. Gross margin improved.The company reported its acquisition of Hudson Global Inc.’s (NASD: HSON) IT staffing business in the US generated $1.3 million in revenue from the June 15 acquis...


NY firm can’t make workers waive unemployment

July 29, 2015

Workers cannot waive their right to receive unemployment benefits, the New York Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday. The office also announced a settlement to end the practice at On Location Education Inc., a firm that provides teachers to educate children on film sets, touring theaters and ot...


California attorney general and feds sign deal to combat wage theft

July 29, 2015

A memorandum of understanding to combat wage theft was signed this week by California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.Wage theft includes violations of minimum wage and overtime laws as well as employee misclassification, according to the age...


Texas area posts lowest jobless rate among large metros

July 29, 2015

Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had the lowest unemployment rate in June, 3.3%, among US metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salt Lake City followed with an unemployment rate of 3.6%.The Las Vegas and Memphis, Tenn., metropolitan are...


Allied and advanced practice benchmarking survey now open

July 29, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 Allied Health Benchmarking Survey is now open. Participants will receive a report allowing them to benchmark their own company’s performance on metrics such as pay rate, bill rate and revenue growth for PT, OT, and other Allied occupations. The report will also in...


IT staffing revenue up at CTG in Q2, solutions revenue falls

July 28, 2015

Second-quarter revenue fell 5.6% at Computer Task Group Inc. (NASD: CTG). The Buffalo, N.Y.-based firm reported IT solutions revenue fell 21.2% while IT staffing revenue rose 5.0%.Gross margin also narrowed and net income fell. (US$ thousands) Q2 2015 Q2 2014 % growth Revenue...


Heidrick Q2 revenue falls with decline in Europe

July 28, 2015

Second-quarter net revenue fell 2.2% at Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII), the Chicago-based executive search and leadership consulting firm. Much of the decline was in Europe where net revenue fell 22.8%, or 10.6% on a constant currency basis. (US$ thousands) Q2 2015...