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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.

Covid-19 precautions: Don’t forget your contingent workers

|March 11th, 2020|

The emergence of the coronavirus underscores the need for CW program managers to put common-sense safeguards in place.
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The $60 million security check

|March 4th, 2020|

Apple must pay employees for time spent awaiting and undergoing routine security checks in a ruling that is at odds with a US Supreme Court ruling on a similar case involving temporary workers undergoing post-shift security screens.
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Court revives UberBLACK drivers’ IC misclassification case

|March 4th, 2020|

The Third US Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday revived a lawsuit in which UberBLACK drivers in Philadelphia allege that human cloud, ride-sharing firm Uber Technologies Inc. misclassified them as independent contractors.
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A look into the crystal ball: CW trends for 2020, part 2

|February 26th, 2020|

SIA analysts identify six more trends that could impact your contingent workforce program in 2020.
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Double trouble: Worker can sue buyer despite prior settlements with staffing firm

|February 26th, 2020|

A settlement agreement with a staffing agency on a wage-and-hour claim does not necessarily preclude an employee from later suing the staffing agency’s client on the exact same claims, a California appeals court affirmed.
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A look into the crystal ball: CW trends for 2020

|February 12th, 2020|

Here are some top trends that SIA expects could impact the industry and your CW program in 2020.
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The Conference Board think tank calls for reforms to H-1B visa process, immigration policies

|February 12th, 2020|

CED policy brief recommends immigration policy reforms to increase global competitiveness and boost the US workforce.
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SOW in your program’s future? Prep is key

|February 5th, 2020|

If handled correctly, incorporating statement-of-work management into your CW program can bring significant benefits, including managing costs and risk. But proper planning is critical.
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Folding SOW into the CW program: Beyond rogue spend

|January 29th, 2020|

From efficiency to visibility, incorporating statement of work has great benefits to the program. Here are some organizational drivers that are pushing programs to incorporate SOW.
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Today’s MSP: Ruling the buoyant small, midsize market

|January 22nd, 2020|

Growth in the MSP market — representing $141 billion of spend under management in 2018 — slowed to an estimated 8% compared to 12% in 2017, according to SIA research. Despite the slowdown, interest in MSP remains.
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