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The new office: Expect screening, testing and physical distancing for contingents, too

This pandemic could be the leading driver to change the way we work, co-mingle and ultimately deliver results to support business goals and objectives. Some changes buyers see ahead.
|May 6th, 2020|Comments Off on The new office: Expect screening, testing and physical distancing for contingents, too

California sues Uber, Lyft over drivers’ continued independent contractor classification

California’s attorney general and a group of city attorneys sued Uber and Lyft, alleging that the companies misclassified drivers as independent contractors in violation of a recent law that classifies them as employees.
|May 6th, 2020|Comments Off on California sues Uber, Lyft over drivers’ continued independent contractor classification

Game Changers come to play: Nominate your All-Star

From obscure job tasks to full career paths, CW program management has come of age. We’re looking for the next group of professionals who have elevated the profession to honor as CW Program Game Changers.
|May 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Game Changers come to play: Nominate your All-Star

USCIS extends H-1B documentation grace period due to Covid-19

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has extended a previously announced grace period for responses to requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
|May 6th, 2020|Comments Off on USCIS extends H-1B documentation grace period due to Covid-19

Open for business: Key employment law issues to consider

As employers plan to resume operations, it is important to be mindful of the ways Covid-19 will continue to impact the workplace. A Fox Rothschild blogpost discusses several key employment law issues that employers should be aware of as they move forward with reopening.
|May 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Open for business: Key employment law issues to consider

The Covid-19 effect: Fear leading to progress

It may be the anxiety over the virus or a new paradigm due to the unprecedented times, but the pandemic has forced companies and people alike to release their grip on the status quo and try new — and often scary — things.
|April 29th, 2020|Comments Off on The Covid-19 effect: Fear leading to progress

Peek behind the curtain: How staffing firms are meeting the challenge

Although the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdowns have introduced unprecedented challenges for those companies providing firms with talent, it has also created opportunities for them to help their contingent workforce buyers.
|April 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Peek behind the curtain: How staffing firms are meeting the challenge

EEOC gives green light to mandatory coronavirus testing

Employers can require employees to participate in Covid-19 testing before they are allowed to enter the workplace, even if they do not exhibit symptoms of the virus, the EEOC has stated.
|April 29th, 2020|Comments Off on EEOC gives green light to mandatory coronavirus testing

Court narrows independent contractor classification criteria

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling last week that narrows independent contractor classification under state unemployment law.
|April 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Court narrows independent contractor classification criteria

Covid-19 fallout: Rising rates of substance abuse

Self-isolation can bring about depression, anxiety and stress, all of which can lead to or exacerbate substance abuse. A post in The Staffing Stream discusses how you and your staffing firms should be preparing to identify and help workers dealing with addiction.
|April 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Covid-19 fallout: Rising rates of substance abuse