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Vaccine mandates: Supreme Court hears arguments but safety still a big issue

The US Supreme Court on Friday heard oral arguments, but whatever its decision, employers and contingent workforce managers must still be ready to protect workers.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Vaccine mandates: Supreme Court hears arguments but safety still a big issue

Trends to prepare for in 2022, Part 2

SIA’s CWS Council team listed 15 events program owners around the world should be especially aware of and prepared for in 2022. Here are the final seven of those projections and actions program managers should take.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Trends to prepare for in 2022, Part 2

Worker rights protections, staffing firm licensing, pass in Ontario

Canada’s most populous province passed a law that will require licenses for recruiters and temporary staffing firms; client companies that use unlicensed firms face fines.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Worker rights protections, staffing firm licensing, pass in Ontario

DOL, NLRB collaborate on enhanced enforcement

The agencies sign an agreement to improve enforcement against misclassification of workers as independent contractors, unlawful pay practices and retaliation against workers who exercise their legal rights.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on DOL, NLRB collaborate on enhanced enforcement

Benchmarks: World spends $4.4 trillion on contingent work

Businesses spent $4.4 trillion on contingent labor globally in 2020, roughly 61% of which was on independent contractor services and 9% on workers through staffing firms.
|January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Benchmarks: World spends $4.4 trillion on contingent work

Trends to prepare for in 2022

SIA’s CWS Council team compiled a list of 15 events program owners around the world should be especially aware of and prepared for in 2022. Here are eight of those projections and actions program managers should take.
|January 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Trends to prepare for in 2022

Reviewing your suppliers? SIA list of largest staffing firms can help

If the new year brings supplier pipeline reviews, an SIA report of the largest staffing firms in the US is a good starting point when exploring options.
|January 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Reviewing your suppliers? SIA list of largest staffing firms can help

Sex discrimination: Riot Games settles with contingents, employees for $100 million

Computer games maker Riot Games Inc. agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle allegations of sex discrimination and harassment claims that involved 1,065 female employees and 1,300 female contract workers.
|January 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Sex discrimination: Riot Games settles with contingents, employees for $100 million

2021: The year in review

Covid-19 and its wide-ranging effects on contingent workforce management dominated readers’ interest in 2021, from vaccines to wage pressure to skills shortages. Here are the top stories of the year.
|January 5th, 2022|Comments Off on 2021: The year in review

Buyer manager, outsourcing executives indicted for alleged no-hire pact

A former manager of an engineering company and five executives of outsourced engineering suppliers allegedly conspired not to hire employees from one another’s companies.
|January 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Buyer manager, outsourcing executives indicted for alleged no-hire pact