Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

SUTA analyst interview

February 25, 2010

Analyst Tony Gregoire interviewed on SUTA Tracking Tool
SUTA tracking tool shows wide variation in rates among states, and among companies within states
Rate increases disproportionately burden staffing firms more so than hikes in wage base

SUTA and FUTA: Higher unemployment taxes hitting staffing industry

February 24, 2010

SIA has designed SUTA and FUTA tracking tool to help staffing firms prepare for increases
Nine states show average 2009 SUTA tax rates above 3.0%
Increases in SUTA tax rates disproportionately burden staffing firms, less so for increases in wage base

CWS Council - Insight - Changes in SUTA / FUTA and how they affect the Contingent Workforce

February 23, 2010

High unemployment in many states has resulted in dramatic increases to the SUTA rates
Nine states show average 2009 SUTA tax rates above 3.0%
Increases in SUTA tax rates disproportionately burden staffing firms, less so for increases in wage base
Many providers are looking to their customers to help... More

Legs and Reg Advisor - February 2010

February 23, 2010

California appeals court rules staffing firm recruiters are not overtime exempt under California law
Rhode Island amends Temporary Employee Protection Act to require pre-assignment disclosures
New York Department of Labor issues employee notification guidelines for staffing firms
President Obama's 2011... More

Feds blasted over H-1B restrictions for staffing

February 18, 2010

Memo restricts staffing firms' ability to bring in foreign workers on H-1B visas
Experts say political pressure propelled memo
'Attack on the staffing industry's business model'
Lawsuit under consideration

Legs and Reg Advisor - January 2010

January 15, 2010

Senate Version of Health Care Reform Includes Amendment Clarifying "Full-Time" Employee for Purposes of Proposed Employer Fees
Senate Bill Addresses Independent Contractor Misclassification
New York Department of Labor Clarifies Form Needed to Comply with Recent Labor Law Amendments
Internal Revenue... More

Seven Attributes: Mitigating Risk, SI Review January 2010

January 7, 2010

6 of 7 Attributes of Highly Competitive Staffing Firms.

Legs and Reg Advisor - December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009

The New Hampshire Task Force for the Misclassification of NH Workers unveils a new misclassification reporting Web site
Tennessee court limits the reach of 42 U.S.C. Section 1981 in retaliation claims made by contractors on behalf of their employees
Ninth Circuit extends Section 504 of the Rehabilitation... More

2009 Staffing company survey: Does your company use eVerify?

December 11, 2009

eVerify usage split down the middle (42% use, 45% don't use, 13% don't know)
Larger staffing firms more likely to use eVerify
Industrial staffing is the segment with highest use of eVerify

Many states raising unemployment taxes in 2010

November 30, 2009

Staffing firms must absorb cost or pass through to buyers
Some states to see significant hikes
Higher unemployment tax rates may last awhile