Legal, Legislative & Regulatory

Column Corner: Employment Law CWS 30 October 2.20

October 30, 2010

Many businesses (including suppliers and end-users of contingent labor) conduct background checks -- including criminal record checks -- on applicants and current employees when making hiring, promotion or retention decisions. Along with ensuring job qualifications, the use of background checks can help... More


Estimates 1995-2009

October 21, 2010

Every five years, the U.S. Census Bureau releases its estimate of the size of the temporary staffing market. Estimates for 2007 were released this year, and for the first time contained information by product line (occupation). After cross-referencing this information with data from the U.S. Bureau of... More


Legal Eagle CWS 30 October 2.20

October 20, 2010

Recently, a California class action was filed under California's wage payment law for the failure of a staffing firm to pay temporary employees for time spent interviewing with clients. The suit was brought in a state court by a group of current and former temporary employees of temporary staffing firms,... More


Legs and Reg Advisor — October 2010

October 20, 2010

In this issue of the Legs & Reg Advisor

  1. New Pennsylvania law targets misclassification in construction industry
  2. Senator brings back bill to force flexibility
  3. Court: Cable company not joint employer in overtime case
  4. Court sets bar low for ‘employee’ status in negligence case

Staffing Industry Report - October 2010

October 12, 2010

The following replay includes reports on: U.S. employment trends Staffing revenue growth by sector and segment Survey data revealing what profitable firms do differently.

Watch the full webinar on demand.
Analysis of temp employment trends.
What gives profitable staffing firms the edge.


Commission: Some Canadian government temp use 'improper'

October 5, 2010

Agency: temp use may run counter to Public Service Employment Act's goals
Canadian government's spending on temps up 178% over 10 years
Temps constitute 'additional workforce within the public service'

Healthcare reform to raise costs, add administrative burden - How staffing firms should handle it

October 4, 2010

Report weighs effects of healthcare reform
Produced by employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson P.C.
Largest impact on the staffing industry will likely be "play or pay" costs
Two strategies are suggested herein to minimize these costs

Legs and Reg Advisor - September 2010

September 27, 2010

Temporary workers seek wages for client interview time in new California class action
New York's new law targets misclassification in construction industry
Court finds trucking staffing company can apply motor carrier exemption to drivers' FLSA wage claims
Illinois enacts wage payment and collection... More

PEO Growth Update

August 30, 2010

  • Our April projection of 0% growth in 2010 likely to be upgraded
  • Revenue growth driven more by passthrough of higher benefit costs than by volume
  • Small and mid-level businesses, the bulk of PEO's client mix, are particularly challenged

Legs and Reg Advisor - August 2010

August 23, 2010

Staffing firm settles EEOC discrimination case for $650,000
Court rejects class action status for New York drivers in misclassification case
Proposed New Jersey bill provides more regulations for PEOs
Proposed New York legislation targets independent contractor misclassification