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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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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