Recent Updates

DOL announces $5 million misclassification judgment and more

August 19, 2015

One company settled a misclassification case with the DOL for $5 million, while the agency is pursuing another for $3 million.

OSHA fines buyer; sets temp safety committee meeting schedule

August 19, 2015

A pipe insulator and its staffing provider have been cited by OSHA for exposing workers to amputation and other risks. Separately, OSHA announced monthly meetings of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health's Temporary Workers Work Group.

Alaska becomes 25th state to join feds’ IC misclassification program

August 19, 2015

Alaska signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the US Department of Labor to crack down on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

Penn. case may make buyers liable for IC's injuries

August 19, 2015

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could hold companies liable for mishaps involving independent contractors, overturning a century of precedent and removing one of the advantages of hiring independent contracting firms, the Scranton Times Tribune reports.

2015 Largest Engineering Staffing Firms in the United States

August 18, 2015

  • Report ranks 23 firms that generated at least $50 million in engineering temporary staffing revenue in 2014
  • Three largest: Aerotek (Allegis Group), ENTEGEE (Adecco), Kelly Services
  • Added together, the first generated $5.4 billion in revenue (68% of the market)

Contingent Share of Workforce

August 14, 2015

  • Average share of workers who are contingent remained at 18% among buyers surveyed
  • Half of buyers expected their contingent share to grow over next two years
  • Median projected growth in number of contingent workers over next two years was 17%

The model dilemma: How should you manage your program? Part 2

August 12, 2015

This is the second and final installment introducing various management models organizations can choose for their programs.  

Judge to decide Uber IC case class action status; more gig firms go W-2

August 12, 2015

Both sides in the Uber misclassification case in California appeared in federal court last Thursday to argue over class action status, according to news reports. Separately, two more gig economy firms opted for going with W-2 workers instead of independent contractors.

Court: DOL acted in ‘bad faith,’ upholds judgement in IC case

August 12, 2015

The 5th Circuit Court awarded attorneys’ fees to a company that prevailed in what the court deemed a bad-faith independent contractor classification case brought by the US Department of Labor.

What does the ideal consultant look like?

August 12, 2015

It takes a special breed to succeed as a consultant. Myriam Pericles, president of Alpha and Omega Consulting Group, writes about the qualities you and your recruiters should be looking for in Staffing Industry Review