Recent Updates

Delivery group wins independent contractor case, beats state law

July 15, 2015

The Massachusetts Delivery Association won the right to use independent contractors when a judge ruled federal law preempts the state’s independent contractor law.

NLRB invites input on temporary employee unionization issue

July 15, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board last week invited interested parties to file briefs regarding whether it should permit bargaining units comprised of both regular employees and temporary workers provided by a staffing agency to form without employer approval.

Contingent labor buyer faces $116K fines for risks

July 15, 2015

A refrigeration company, faces fines of more than $100,000 for safety violations that put its temporary and regular workers at risk of serious injury or death.

California lawmakers propose misclassification amnesty program for drayage employers

July 15, 2015

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would relieve port drayage companies from worker misclassification liabilities if they enter into a settlement agreement with the state before 2017, CCJ Commercial Carrier Journal reports. The bill has been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. ... More

2015 U.S. Geographic Opportunity Atlas

July 13, 2015

  • Identifies highest-opportunity U.S. areas for temporary staffing
  • Includes metro and state market sizes by segment
  • Provides staffing market data at the state, metro, and county levels

2015 Largest Staffing Firms in the United States

July 9, 2015

  • 122 staffing firms generated at least $100 million in staffing revenue in 2014
  • Taken together, the firms generated $69.4 billion in U.S. staffing revenue, or 55.9% of the market
  • 13 firms qualified for this year's report that did not appear on last year's report

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.