Covid-19

A new rapport: Covid-19 brings buyers closer to MSP and VMS providers

|April 8th, 2020|

The business disruptions wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic have bolstered the relationships between staffing buyers and their MSPs and VMS providers, creating a stronger supply chain.

Tech adoption: Has Covid-19 thrust us years ahead?

|April 8th, 2020|

When it comes to new mobile technologies that give access to the online talent economy, the ecosystem has been waiting for the adoption gap to end. Three factors caused by Covid-19 have pushed the industry to action.

Prepare to pay workers for temperature checks

|April 8th, 2020|

Employers that conduct temperature checks on employees before allowing them to work their shifts might be on the hook for the time they spend awaiting those checks.

Remove your mask: Seeing your colleagues for the first time

|April 8th, 2020|

Despite being separated from colleagues by many miles, a contingent workforce professional feels more connected with them amid the Covid-19 quarantine, she writes in The Staffing Stream, because they’ve dropped their corporate masks.
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The imposed working-from-home reality

|April 1st, 2020|

The pandemic is forcing organizations to rethink work-from-home policies — including contingents. Some key points of concern.

Life after Covid-19: Mind the four Ps

|April 1st, 2020|

The pandemic has drastically altered the ecosystem. Here's what programs should keep in mind to ensure continued compliance and quality service.

H-1B: USCIS makes FY 2021 selections

|April 1st, 2020|

USCIS has conducted its 2021 H-1B lottery and selected petitioners should have received notification. Meanwhile, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is offering petitioners more time to respond to RFE and NOID notifications.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Pay attention

|March 25th, 2020|

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed by President Trump last week. While it is mostly aimed at direct employees, contingent workforce programs should carefully review it for possible responsibilities.

H-1B visa pre-registration window closes; premium processing for FY2020 suspended

|March 25th, 2020|

US Citizenship and Immigration Services closed the H-1B electronic registration period for all cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2021; premium processing for current H-1Bs is suspended due to Covid-19.
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Uber asks Trump to help independent contractors through Covid-19

|March 25th, 2020|

Uber’s CEO asks for President Trump to help independent contractor, gig economy workers during the Covid-19 crisis in a letter, and called for a “third-way” classification between employee and independent contractor for gig workers such as drivers.
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