Risk Mitigation

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New York’s ‘Freelance Isn’t Free’ law now in effect

By |May 17th, 2017|

New York City's new freelancer law put in place new rules, effective Monday, on how buyers must deal with independent contractors.
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Double exposure: Protect against cyber threats

By |May 17th, 2017|

An article in the May issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine highlights what staffing firms need to do to protect client data from cyber attacks.
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Wanted: 75K data protection officers

By |May 10th, 2017|

Within a year, more than 75,000 workers will be required in and out of the EU to comply with pending data protection rules — a tall order considering the job requirements.
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Construction company fined $100,000 in temp’s death

By |April 26th, 2017|

A South Dakota construction company has been fined nearly $100,000 by the OSHA following an investigation into the death of a contingent worker in a December 2016 building collapse, Kelo.com reports.
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Legal roundup: Settlement, restitution and safety liability

By |March 29th, 2017|

Instacart to pay $4.6 million to settle IC misclassification suit; staffing buyer pays restitution for wage and hour violations; another buyer is cited for carbon monoxide exposure incident.
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Businesses stand against Calif. jobs bill

By |March 1st, 2017|

New bill could hamper employer flexibility in hiring temps in California, put additonal burdens on employers and expose them to more potential litigation.
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Legal updates

By |February 1st, 2017|

Decisions in joint employment cases; Uber gets arbitration in IC case; Illinois temp equal pay bill proposed.
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Global developments for on-demand work

By |January 25th, 2017|

Laws covering on-demand and contingent workers have been discussed in Europe and Japan; IC developments in Canada and the US.
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Workplace fatalities rise for contracted workers

By |December 21st, 2016|

Despite increased attention to contingent worker safety and training, workplace deaths climb.
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What’s in a name?

By |December 7th, 2016|

There is a growing group of people who argue the use of the term “permanent” when speaking of staff employees is not only wrong, but could be risky, Editor and Publisher Subadhra R Sriram writes in The Staffing Stream.