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Don’t be too rigid: Take a hybrid approach

Developing flexible solutions will help your program to be agile and keep up with the evolving complex marketplace.
By |May 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Don’t be too rigid: Take a hybrid approach
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DOL provides ‘useful clarity’ regarding online platforms and worker classifications

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.
By |May 1st, 2019|Comments Off on DOL provides ‘useful clarity’ regarding online platforms and worker classifications
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US staffing industry forecast finds signs of bill rate increases

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.
By |April 24th, 2019|Comments Off on US staffing industry forecast finds signs of bill rate increases
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Michigan and Nevada eye steps to curtail independent contractor misclassification

Michigan is getting tough on payroll fraud and misclassification of workers as independent contractors. Separately, Nevada legislators introduced a bill addressing misclassification.
By |April 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Michigan and Nevada eye steps to curtail independent contractor misclassification
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Beware asking suppliers to help meet affirmative action goals

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.
By |April 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Beware asking suppliers to help meet affirmative action goals
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Texas approves rule allowing IC classification for gig workers

The Texas Workforce Commission has approved a rule allowing the classification of “marketplace platform contractors” — those hired through digital apps such as Uber — as independent contractors.
By |April 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Texas approves rule allowing IC classification for gig workers