Recent Updates

Bill Rate Increases? Lower unemployment, regulations herald higher costs for talent

July 8, 2015

Are you ready to pay more for your contingent workforce? Tacking onto the inevitability of increases due to the ACA mandates, shrinking unemployment rates put workers in a better position to command higher rates.


Crowdsourcing supplier settles class action lawsuit

July 8, 2015

CrowdFlower agreed to pay $585,507 to settle a class action lawsuit brought by crowdsourced workers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and paid less than the legal minimum wage.


New penalties set for foreign temp worker violations in Canada

July 8, 2015

Hopes for relaxed rules in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program were quickly dashed when Canadian officials announced stiffer penalties for noncompliance.


Another gig economy firm to categorize its workers as employees, not contractors

July 8, 2015

Gig economy company Shyp announced in a recent blog it will reclassify its couriers as employees instead of independent contractors, following in the footsteps of Instacart.


Web: Food processing plant contractor dies

July 8, 2015

A contract worker died Monday after an ammonia leak at Rich Products’ Ft. Erie, Ont., Canada, food processing facility. Two other workers — one also a contractor — were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Buffalo News reports. The cause of the accident was not known at press time... More


2015 Temporary Worker Survey: How can staffing firms improve the popular image of the staffing industry and of temporary work?

July 7, 2015

  • 2,000 temps offer ideas on promoting industry
  • Temps say advertise temp--to-perm success, stats
  • Take a bigger role in temp careers, offer training, advice

Feds investigating firms for alleged H-1B abuse

July 7, 2015

The US Department of Labor is investigating Infosys Ltd. (NYSE: INFY) and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., over H-1B use, according to an announcement last month by two US senators.


Volt Information Sciences CEO steps down

July 7, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) President and CEO Ron Kochman stepped down; Chairman Michael Dean will fill the roles on an interim basis.


Fahrenheit IT acquires security-cleared IT staffing provider

July 7, 2015

Fahrenheit IT, a division of Global Employment Solutions, acquired Information Technology Engineering Corporation. The transaction closed June 26.


IT leaders, professionals disagree on cause of skills gap

July 7, 2015

IT leaders and IT professionals believe a skills gap exists, but the two sides disagree on reasons for the gap, according to a TEKsystems survey.