Interns: The Economical, Convenient Solution to Short- and Long-Term Talent

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Interns: The Economical, Convenient Solution to Short- and Long-Term Talent
July 9th, 2018

Your organization may be mulling over the value of engaging interns, as they are a quick and easy way to effectively manage your workflow to accomplish immediate business objectives. These temporary workers help your full-time employees be more productive, prevent them from becoming overburdened by side projects and free them up to accomplish more creative […]

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Dynamex ruling creates seismic shift in California labor law
May 16th, 2018

On April 30th, there was a tectonic shift in California that didn’t involve a major fault line. The California Supreme Court’s heavily-anticipated Dynamex decision resulted in what may become a new legal standard that will be applied, not just to this case, but broadly across the state. Specifically, the court departed from applying the previous […]

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ABC independent contractor test used in Dynamex ruling
May 10th, 2018

The California Supreme Court published their long-awaited Dynamex decision on April 30, 2018. The court had been asked to determine which standards apply when evaluating whether workers are employees or independent contractors under California’s Wage Orders. Wage Orders in California dictate the wage, hour, and working condition requirements for specific industries, including the manufacturing industry, […]

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GOP Makes Tax Cuts
May 8th, 2018

Thanks to big changes in the new federal tax bill, businesses of all stripes will feel the impact of the tax law, including staffing firms. TalentWave CEO, Teresa Creech, along with other industry leaders share their reactions and possible impacts to the staffing industry and independent workers in this article from Staffing Industry Review. Read […]

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H1B Visa Cap Reached Within First Week
April 19th, 2016

Adding more fuel to what has become a highly politicized issue in this election year, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced the cap for H-1B visas for highly skilled temporary foreign workers for the upcoming federal fiscal year was reached in less than a week.

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Synergy Services Joins Forces with ICon Professional Services
October 20th, 2015

Today we begin an exciting new chapter in our corporate history! In case you missed it yesterday, Synergy Services announced that it has merged with ICon Professional Services.

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Kentucky Becomes 23rd State to Join DOL’s Employee Misclassification Initiative
July 23rd, 2015

Last week Kentucky signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the US Department of Labor to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

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DOL Issues Updated Guidance on Worker Classification
July 15th, 2015

Today (July 15, 2015) the US Department of Labor (DOL) published updated guidance on worker classification, in the form of Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1 (PDF download) from David Weil, the Wage and Hour Division Administrator. The document is descriptively titled as: SUBJECT: The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “Suffer or Permit” Standard in […]

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Contingent Workforce Statistics 2015 – The First Data of Its Kind in 10 Years
April 14th, 2015

The last time an official federal government survey report came out regarding the Contingent Workforce was 10 years ago in 2005. Why the delay in getting this information out? A combination of lack of funding along with the difficulty of pinning down definitions for this group of non-employee workers are two of the top reasons. […]

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Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave – Good Idea or Job Killer?
August 19th, 2014

California’s Bill Dividing State Government and Local Business Owners When employees have to make a decision whether to suffer through illness at work or take a day off with no pay, many are faced with a tough choice. That decision not only impacts them but their coworkers and customers as illness can affect everyone who […]

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New Hampshire Tightens Temp Worker Regulations
June 20th, 2014

“Temp Workers Right to Know Law” Extended with Greater Reach House Bill 1189 was recently introduced in New Hampshire to protect temporary employees, including independent contractors (ICs) and W-2 workers from falling prey to deceptive practices by questionable staffing and recruiting companies. HB 1189 would require that agencies provide in writing wages, descriptions and locations […]

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