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House Bill seeks to redefine joint employment

By |August 2nd, 2017|

A bipartisan bill introduced in the House last week amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act to clear up joint employment confusion.
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No co-employment in SOW, done right

By |May 3rd, 2017|

Joint employment does not exist in a — properly managed-- SOW engagement because of the business-to--business nature of the transaction.
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The ground is moving

By |March 29th, 2017|

In the world of work, two debates rage on: Who is a co-employer, and who is an independent contractor? The answers may be everyone and no one, respectively, writes Elizabeth Larson, an attorney with Michael Best and Friedrich LLC.
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Buyer and staffing firm still joint employers post project

By |September 14th, 2016|

The NLRB ruled a construction company and its staffing firm are joint employers — even though the projects for which the staffing firm provided workers were complete.
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How to relieve your joint employment anxiety

By |August 17th, 2016|

Some government agencies have changed their rules to more easily find joint employment. Here are ways to mitigate your risk.
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Co-employment is a fact of life, but tenure confusion prevails

By |May 18th, 2016|

Used for the right reasons they provide great benefits, but relying on assignment limits to mitigate co-employment risk is ineffective.
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Drilling down into joint employer designations

By |February 3rd, 2016|

What you need to know about new guidance on how joint employment is established in cases brought under the the FLSA and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
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Tenure policies are legitimate, but not for mitigating co-employment

By |December 2nd, 2015|

Tenure policies have a legitimate role in the ongoing management of contingent workforce (CW) talent. That role can range from setting a point in time that engagement managers need to review the use of a specific CW talent in their business operations, to ensuring the satisfaction of the “long-term or multiple project” contingent worker talent.

When it […]

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Court: Temp can sue host company for discrimination

By |December 2nd, 2015|

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that a temporary employee was an employee of both the staffing firm and host company, and therefore could bring a race discrimination claim against the host company under Title VII.

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The ‘mythconception’ of tenure, co-employment risks

By |November 11th, 2015|

In Staffing Industry Analysts’ Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) classes, certification candidates take part in a “myth and reality” activity around various co-employment mitigation and industry practices. One of those practices is using engagement tenure as a mitigation bulwark to guard against co-employment risks. At this week’s CCWP class in Las Vegas, the industry practice […]