Human Cloud Outpaces Legal & Regulatory Landscape: Part 2

In my last post, I discussed how the human cloud has been changing the way employers and workers connect so rapidly that regulators can’t keep up. While this is a complex problem, ...

Human Cloud Developments Outpacing the Legal & Regulatory Landscape

Just as companies such as eBay have transformed buying and selling of goods, companies such as Upwork, Work Market and others – the human cloud segment – are transforming the market ...

European employment law – Vive la difference?

Across Europe, there is often a perception that all laws are roughly equal and all countries follow them similarly. However, even within the European Union (EU), there is a whole range ...

Not All Background Checks Are the Same – Quality Reporting Is Invaluable

It is any staffing firm’s worst nightmare – getting a client sued over sloppily conducted background checks. This is exactly what happened to Staff Management Solutions LLC (SMX) ...

Seven Defense Mechanisms Against EPL Claims

From the moment you start the pre-hiring process until an exit interview, you’re vulnerable for a lawsuit. It sounds harsh, but it’s true. In 2014 alone, the Equal Employment Opportunity ...

Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide ACA Subsidies and Penalties

Today, the United States Supreme Court, in its King v Burwell decision, dashed the hopes of many employers for relief from the Affordable Care Act by upholding an IRS regulation that ...

Zeroing In After the UK Elections

Having listened to the pomp and ceremony of the recent opening of Parliament from our offices in Westminster, I was again reminded of the UK’s recent general election results. ...

New UK Parental Leave Rules and Temporary Workers

The entitlement to parental leave was introduced in the United Kingdom 1999 and provides birth and adoptive parents – and anyone else with parental responsibility – with ...

Rising to the Challenge of Data Privacy and Compliance

The staffing industry, by its very nature, stores information on individuals and much of it is either private or confidential. The Edward Snowden controversy (and multiple data breaches ...

Saudization: Is the Bubble About to Burst?

The war for talent in Saudi Arabia is heating up as a program puts pressure on companies to increase the number of Saudi National employees and retain existing employees. The Saudization ...

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