Program policies and management

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H-1B visa denial rates skyrocket under Trump

By |May 8th, 2019|

Nearly one in four requests for new H-1B visas was denied last year, the Seattle Times reports. According to recently released federal data, the denial rate is the highest in nearly 10 years and almost double the 13% rate in the prior fiscal year.
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Don’t be too rigid: Take a hybrid approach

By |May 1st, 2019|

Developing flexible solutions will help your program to be agile and keep up with the evolving complex marketplace.
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DOL provides ‘useful clarity’ regarding online platforms and worker classifications

By |May 1st, 2019|

The US Department of Labor says virtual platform gig workers are independent contractors, not employees, in response to a query regarding workers sourced through such a platform.
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Amputee reaches $9M settlement with buyer, staffing firm

By |May 1st, 2019|

A worker who lost part of his leg after a forklift accident settles for $9 million; worksite employer claims staffing firm owes indemnification.
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Interested in TTM? First, calibrate your job taxonomy

By |April 24th, 2019|

The journey toward total talent optimization must first begin with job taxonomy alignment. Otherwise, companies stand to spend more than they should on contingent talent.
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US staffing industry forecast finds signs of bill rate increases

By |April 24th, 2019|

SIA’s latest staffing industry forecast finds significant increases in pay rates and bill rates across a wide range of occupations and industries, prompted by either minimum wage hikes or competition for talent.
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Beware asking suppliers to help meet affirmative action goals

By |April 24th, 2019|

Staffing firms are not allowed to source, screen, recruit or hire based on protected status to meet client companies’ federal contracts obligations. But they can help in other ways, writes an attorney in Staffing Industry Review.
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Roofer faces manslaughter charges in IC’s fatal fall

By |April 17th, 2019|

The employer claims he cannot force independent contractors to use protective gear, the Portland Press Herald reports. OSHA says otherwise.
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Ariba and Fieldglass VMS no longer operating separately

By |April 10th, 2019|

Procurement software provider SAP Ariba and contingent workforce vendor management system SAP Fieldglass will no longer operate as separate entities. What that means to the ecosystem.
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Trucking associations hit another legal roadblock in IC case

By |April 10th, 2019|

A federal judge has dismissed the trucking industry's legal challenge to California's rules for independent contractors, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
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