Not long ago, several former Away employees began to unpack their workforce experiences—and their stories didn’t paint the globally recognized luggage company in the best light. They told reporters that when they took jobs with Away, they imagined every day would feel like a vacation. Instead, they found themselves struggling to keep up in a demanding, […]
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Employers in an array of fields lament a shortage of talent. Sometimes employers are able to attract a flood of eager applicants, but few possess the skills and qualities needed. Other times, employers need people for special, short-term projects, and they don’t want to take on full-time, permanent employees to get the job done. No […]
Feeling agile? Crystal ball gazers are predicting more employers soon will answer that question with a robust “yes.” According to a new study from staffing firm Randstad US, both employers and employees see the world of work turning to “agile” work—scenarios in which traditional full-time permanent workers increasingly share duties with contractors, consultants, temporary, and […]
by Leslie E. Silverman The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) broke new ground in late 2012 with the release of its first Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) publicly identifying its top enforcement priorities. Since that time, the EEOC’s enforcement and litigation program has largely focused on the priority areas laid out in the SEP: Eliminating barriers […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is signaling employers that the agency is expanding its focus on emerging employment issues. And given the drastic change taking place in today’s workplace, the new priorities aren’t surprising, according to an attorney well-versed on the “gig economy” and other challenging employment issues. The EEOC recently announced its updated […]
In recent years, business relationships have increased in complexity. So, among all the independent contractors, franchises, joint ventures, and internships, just who is an employee? And which company—or companies—is the employer? Federal and state regulators are taking a new look at those questions and responding with new interpretations and new regulations. The federal government, in […]
In an increasingly competitive market for skilled workers, hiring temporary and contract employees can help businesses sidestep talent gaps and remain nimble.
This article series highlights the requirements for determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility. The last installment focused on the third area of the three-prong test used to determine FMLA eligibility, the minimum worksite requirement. However, how do you handle FMLA eligibility for temporary workers? Let’s have a look.
by Gregory L. Silverman In 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched the Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI) to focus on preventing injuries and illnesses among temporary workers. OSHA recently released a policy memorandum addressed to its field staff reminding them of the agency’s long-standing enforcement policy for temporary workers. The memo specifically attempts […]
by Susan G. Fentin Massachusetts’ new law requiring staffing agencies to provide temporary workers with more information regarding their employment will go into effect on January 31, 2013. The Temporary Workers Right to Know Act (H. 4304) requires staffing agencies to provide workers with written notice of the agency’s name, its workers’ compensation carrier, and […]