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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is a reporter for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.
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Buyer appetite for staffing continues to grow

By |October 25th, 2017|

Contingent workforce buyers globally spent an estimated $429 billion worldwide on workers procured through staffing firms in 2016, roughly half the value of the entire workforce solutions ecosystem.
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DOL withdraws IC guidance

By |June 14th, 2017|

The US Department of Labor reverses guidance set under the Obama Administration that ‘most workers are employees,’ but reaffirms employers’ responsibilities under FLSA.
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Young workers’ safety: Heed OSHA’s campaign

By |May 3rd, 2017|

Citing a statistic that younger workers — many of whom are contingents — are twice as likely to require emergency care, OSHA announced a new campaign to boost their safety.
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‘Us first’

By |April 19th, 2017|

President Trump issued an executive order yesterday ordering the review of the H-1B work visa program; Australia is overhauling its own work visa program.
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Maxed out, again

By |April 12th, 2017|

For the fifth year in a row, the annual cap for H-1B visa applications was reached within the first week, triggering a lottery.
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Lyft settles with California drivers

By |March 22nd, 2017|

Following a rejection of an earlier deal, a federal judge approves Lyft’s $27.5 settlement with IC drivers.
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Workplace fatalities rise for contracted workers

By |December 21st, 2016|

Despite increased attention to contingent worker safety and training, workplace deaths climb.
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Majority of staffing firms dissatisfied with VMS

By |November 30th, 2016|

More than half of staffing firms are dissatisfied with the vendor management systems they use.
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$656K OSHA fine for Georgia auto parts manufacturer

By |September 14th, 2016|

Employers must provide safe and healthy working conditions — not just surrounding an OSHA onsite inspection, OSHA says.
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Judge tosses $100 million Uber misclassification settlement

By |August 24th, 2016|

The deal would have ended one of the most noteworthy independent contractor misclassification lawsuits.
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