Court: Temp can sue host company for discrimination

|December 2nd, 2015|

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that a temporary employee was an employee of both the staffing firm and host company, and therefore could bring a race discrimination claim against the host company under Title VII.

The ‘mythconception’ of tenure, co-employment risks

|November 11th, 2015|

In Staffing Industry Analysts’ Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) classes, certification candidates take part in a “myth and reality” activity around various co-employment mitigation and industry practices. One of those practices is using engagement tenure as a mitigation bulwark to guard against co-employment risks. At this week’s CCWP class in Las Vegas, the industry practice […]

Legislators seek to undo NLRB ‘joint employer’ decision

|September 16th, 2015|

Republican lawmakers last week introduced legislation to roll back the National Labor Relations Board’s decision that expanded the definition of joint employment, allowing a union to negotiate with a staffing buyer over both traditionally hired and staffing firm workers based on the client employer having indirect control over the workers.

The “Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act” […]

‘Making temps feel like they are a stepchild is actually more dangerous’

|September 16th, 2015|

Anecdotal evidence seems to indicate that employers spend little time thinking about how to keep temporary workers engaged. It’s no secret that engaged workers are more productive but engaging temps comes with its own challenges.

For this week’s topic, we asked Greg Muccio, senior manager, People Department, at Southwest Airlines his opinion.

Muccio said one of the […]

NLRB could expand joint employer definition in current case

|August 26th, 2015|

A ruling is due any day now from the National Labor Relations Board in a case that could redefine some staffing buyers as joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act. Experts don’t believe it will have a large impact on most staffing supplier-staffing buyer relations at this time, but a ruling for the union […]

It’s Not a Matter of Time

|December 1st, 2009|

A persistent hot topic regarding contingent labor is that of term limits. The phrase “term limit” typically refers to a policy pursuant to which contingent workers are engaged for a finite period of time, and must leave at the end of that time. While term limits are pervasive, confusion persists about what value term limits […]

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