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The gig worker opportunity despite hurdles

|April 20th, 2022|

Despite the headaches their use may cause contingent workforce program managers, gig workers provide significant benefits, and programs would do better to find a way to engage them.
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DE&I: Small steps in a long journey

|April 20th, 2022|

Implementing a DE&I initiative for your contingent workforce program requires overcoming unforeseen obstacles, but a steady approach will serve you well.
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Court slashes contingent worker’s $137 million jury award

|April 20th, 2022|

Citing a disproportionate award and constitutional limits, a judge last week reduced to $15 million a contingent worker’s award in a racial discrimination and harassment case against Tesla.
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Staffing executives charged with H-1B visa fraud

|April 20th, 2022|

Defendants applied for H-1B visas naming client companies but assigned the workers to different firms that paid more than $2.5 million for the resources.
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Canada enhances Temporary Foreign Worker Program

|April 20th, 2022|

Canada announced enhancements to its Temporary Foreign Worker Program as part of an ongoing effort to meet the country’s labor market needs.
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Driving SOW adoption? The name is key

|April 13th, 2022|

Contingent workforce programs that are set up to deliver staff augmentation services have had limited success bringing in statement-of-work spend. That may be due to a lack of understanding of what SOW really is.
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Free flow of data

|April 13th, 2022|

The European Commission and the US government have agreed in principle on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, enabling data to move smoothly and safely between the EU and participating US companies without further requirements.
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Benchmarks: Time-to-fill for professional and commercial roles

|April 13th, 2022|

Time-to-fill is a ratio closely watched by contingent workforce managers, and it varies by type of business, according to research from SIA. Here are rates typically seen from professional versus commercial staffing providers.
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Video game maker to convert 1,100 contingents to FTEs

|April 13th, 2022|

Activision Blizzard Inc. said April 7 it will convert nearly 1,100 US-based contingent quality assurance workers of some divisions to full-time employees, starting July 1, Reuters reported.
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Can independent contractors strike and unionize?

|April 13th, 2022|

An appeals court ruled ICs colluding to drive price increases was a valid labor dispute rather than antitrust activity. An attorney with BakerHostetler explains what the future likely holds for that ruling in an Employment Law Spotlight blog post.
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