Term limits have little benefit when adopted to avoid co-employment

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I like to blame the Vizcaino v. Microsoft case for the ongoing misconceptions around co-employment and tenure limits. I remember the headlines. The standouts used the term “permatemps” ...

IR35: Preparation is key to smooth navigation in the private sector

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With everyone’s focus firmly on Brexit, it’s easy to forget that HMRC is gearing up to introduce possibly the biggest regulatory change to the private sector in more than a decade. The ...

Co-Employment: The Discrimination Trap

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In our last post, we discussed how companies engaging contingent workers through staffing firms can be overzealous in their desire to avoid the perceived risks of co-employment. But ...

Co-Employment Risk: An Archaic Notion

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Co-employment has been debated among lawyers, employers and suppliers of contingent labor ad nauseam for decades. High-profile, multi-million dollar judgments such as those against ...

Safety Check: Dwindling audit numbers raise red flags

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Last week, the Toronto Star reported that safety audits of temporary staffing agencies by Ontario’s workers’ compensation board fell by 80% in 2018 from 2016. According to documents ...

How to Limit Your Company’s Co-Employment Liability

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In the legal sense, contract employees assigned to staffing clients will always be characterized as employees of the staffing firm. However, staffing clients will still be considered ...

New Illinois Law Imposes More Legal Requirements on Staffing Agencies

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Last month, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law House Bill 690, which amended the state’s Day and Temporary Labor Services Act to impose additional requirements on staffing ...

If​ ​You’re​ ​in​ ​Staffing​ ​Today​, ​You’ll​ ​Have​ ​to​ ​Be​ ​in​ ​On-Demand Staffing​ ​Tomorrow

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Regardless of your sector, you have come across mention of the ‘gig economy’ — the growing trend where organiztions contract with independent workers for short-term employment. ...

Self-Employed High Earners Are Healthier, Wealthier and Happier

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While the “gig economy” continues to be a buzzword trend, self-employment has proven to be a movement that is here to stay. More than 40% of the U.S. adult workforce reports either ...

The Gig Economy Should Work Fairly for Everyone

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Hardly a day goes by without the gig economy making the headlines, but it does not always make for a comfortable read. Uber, Deliveroo and Hermes are just three companies that have ...
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