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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is an associate editor for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

Contingent workforce manager: From postscript to key strategic partner

|July 28th, 2021|

The role of contingent workforce manager has evolved from an afterthought to a key strategic partner. Read how it happened.
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Repeal of Trump-era joint employer rule nears as White House concludes review

|July 21st, 2021|

The White House last week cleared the way for a repeal of the Trump administration’s standard for joint employment that many considered more business friendly.
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New Jersey governor signs IC misclassification legislative package

|July 14th, 2021|

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last week signed a four-bill legislative package aimed at stopping the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
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Second chancers: An answer to the talent shortage, part 2

|June 30th, 2021|

How some organizations are opening doors for people with nonviolent criminal backgrounds and in the process tapping into a vast talent source that is often more committed than other workers.
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Second chancers: An answer to the talent shortage

|June 23rd, 2021|

What if a solution existed that would address companies’ top challenges: Worker shortages and diversity hiring? There is such a solution, and that is in the form of giving second chances to those with criminal backgrounds.
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OSHA releases Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare workers, updates general industry guidance

|June 16th, 2021|

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration on June 10 published a Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for specific healthcare settings and provided updated guidance for employers in all other industries to reflect current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Additional 22,000 H-2B visas now available

|May 26th, 2021|

The US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Labor issued a joint temporary final rule that provides additional temporary nonagricultural guest worker visas to employers for the second half of the federal fiscal year.
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Proposed federal legislation would apply ‘ABC’ test to ICs for unemployment benefits

|May 12th, 2021|

States would be required to adopt California’s restrictive version of the “ABC” test for independent contractor classification when determining eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits under federal legislation proposed in April by two Senate Democrats.
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Covid emergency safety rules — prepare now

|May 5th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor, in response to an executive order from President Biden, took a step toward finalizing an emergency temporary standard for Covid-19 workplace safety.
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Covid-19 fallout: skills mismatch, labor shortages ahead

|May 5th, 2021|

While many workers who left the labor force during the pandemic should return in the near-term, mismatches between workers’ skills and job openings could lead to temporary shortages and stronger wage growth in certain sectors.
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