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The Baker’s Dozen: CW program cost management practices and initiatives, part 1

There are numerous cost management practices available to CW programs. Here is a “baker’s dozen” list of cost management initiatives being executed in the marketplace today.
|May 12th, 2021|Comments Off on The Baker’s Dozen: CW program cost management practices and initiatives, part 1

Proposed federal legislation would apply ‘ABC’ test to ICs for unemployment benefits

States would be required to adopt California’s restrictive version of the “ABC” test for independent contractor classification when determining eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits under federal legislation proposed in April by two Senate Democrats.
|May 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Proposed federal legislation would apply ‘ABC’ test to ICs for unemployment benefits

California courts rebuff attempts to push arbitration when PAGA involved

A California law allowing individuals to sue on behalf of the state is thwarting companies’ efforts to force misclassification claims into arbitration, Bloomberg Tax reported.
|May 12th, 2021|Comments Off on California courts rebuff attempts to push arbitration when PAGA involved

DE&I within the ecosystem: Reasons to hope

While data continues to be disappointing about diversity in the ecosystem, a glimpse into SIA's inaugural DE&I Influencers list gives rise to hope that a diverse, equitable and inclusive future is on the horizon — where everyone feels they belong. Read about it in the Staffing Stream.
|May 12th, 2021|Comments Off on DE&I within the ecosystem: Reasons to hope

Benchmarks: Temp workers have little interest in talent platforms

The use of freelance platforms by staffing firms’ temps dropped in 2020, with the majority of survey respondents not knowing about or not using business-related platforms.
|May 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Benchmarks: Temp workers have little interest in talent platforms

Covid emergency safety rules — prepare now

The US Department of Labor, in response to an executive order from President Biden, took a step toward finalizing an emergency temporary standard for Covid-19 workplace safety.
|May 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Covid emergency safety rules — prepare now

Covid-19 fallout: skills mismatch, labor shortages ahead

While many workers who left the labor force during the pandemic should return in the near-term, mismatches between workers’ skills and job openings could lead to temporary shortages and stronger wage growth in certain sectors.
|May 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Covid-19 fallout: skills mismatch, labor shortages ahead

Sponsored: Opportunity for all

Glider AI co-founder and CEO Satish Kumar discusses the company’s mission of democratizing the hiring process to ensure candidates from diverse backgrounds have the same access to opportunities as privileged candidates.
|May 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Sponsored: Opportunity for all

Labor Department withdrawing Independent Contractor Rule

The US Department of Labor today announced plans to withdraw the Independent Contractor Rule — preserving workers’ rights — finalized in January.
|May 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Labor Department withdrawing Independent Contractor Rule

Appeals court overturns AB 5 injunction, rules California truckers not ICs

A federal appeals court ruled that truck drivers in California should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors, overturning an injunction that stopped the trucking industry from coming under Assembly Bill 5, California’s get-tough law on independent contractor misclassification.
|May 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Appeals court overturns AB 5 injunction, rules California truckers not ICs