Understanding the new DOL independent contractor rule: A guide for businesses

The workforce management landscape is undergoing another major shift. The US Department of Labor’s final rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act on independent contractor classification ...

Recruitment compliance in the UK: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In a general election year that kicked off with a recession (albeit a seemingly short and shallow one), staffing businesses are understandably looking for not only stability, but also ...

Why the labor market is still strong despite the economic turmoil

As we come to the end of what I have described as a year of four very different quarters, it’s a prime time to step back and reflect on the last few months. It’s been a tough time ...

Will the UK’s Engineering Skills Shortages Hinder Projects?

The engineering sector in the UK is in a state of disruption. There are a wealth of emerging opportunities that present exciting opportunities for firms. At the end of July, Prime Minister ...

Combatting Bias Ahead of NYC Bias Audit Law

It is not exactly a trade secret that AI is becoming ubiquitous across a variety of sectors. Equal Employment Opportunities (EEOC) Chairwoman Charlotte Burrows said that more than 80% ...

Five Reasons Pay Transparency Makes Sense From an Operations Perspective

Several US states are now mandating that companies publish salary or compensation information within job postings. The purpose of this requirement is to provide pay transparency for ...

Rebuilding the UK’s Skills

Reports of a recession in the UK at the end of 2022 have now been refuted, with the National Institute of Economic & Social Research (Niesr) confirming that we have avoided economic ...

Reading in Between the Lines of the IR35 Report

At the end of last year, HMRC released its report on the short-term effects of the 2021 off-payroll working rules, also known as IR35. The rules were changed in 2017 for public sector ...

How to Avoid Reputational Risk in Your Supply Chain

The contractor market was rocked this month by allegations that several umbrella companies are skimming from the salaries of their workers through unspecified “employment costs.” ...

The IR35 Pressure Is Back On — What Can Be Done to Reduce it?

Liz Truss’ short-lived proposal to repeal the 2017 and 2021 off-payroll working rules was met with a collective sigh of relief from the market. It felt as though the pressure of the ...

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