Contingent Labor

EEOC to Ratchet Up Scrutiny of Gig Economy Employers

This week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2017–2021, setting out its priorities and strategies for the near term. The SEP builds on a prior plan issued in December 2012, which…

5 Ways the U.S. Can Compete with New European Jobs Act

In January, the Italian government announced the Jobs Act, designed to protect Italy’s growing class of freelancers and the self-employed. The Jobs Act provides — among other things — five months of maternity benefits to new mothers and rights to wages,…

Are You Pushing the Limits on Your Labor and Your Workforce?

One of the first things I learned in Industrial Psychology was the breakdown and distribution of labor. I learned what it meant to have a full-time equivalent (FTE), part-time, temporary and per diem/on-call staff. Each of these components serves a…

Tech Insights: On-Demand Talent Comes to the Aid of Recruiting

One of the most important new categories of HR technology is the talent platform. These are the apps that connect clients to on-demand labor. In almost any field you can imagine, there are skilled people eager to work on short-term…

Small Employers Could Be On the Hook For Health Care, Family Leave

Every business that has contractors or temps supplied by another company needs to be alert for the likelihood the U.S. Department of Labor will find a joint employer relationship exists. This is as true for small employers as it is…