Like so many elements of contingent workforce management, “return to work protocols” – the laws, rules and guidelines produced by each different state to manage the reopening of the US economy shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic – differ widely state by state.
May 20, 2020 2:04:05 PM
Feb 24, 2020 3:30:08 PM
The fractured legal environment surrounding the continuing movement towards marijuana legalization drives great ambiguity for employers when it comes to longstanding policies governing illegal drug use among the workforce. It is no longer completely clear how/when testing for marijuana can be legally performed (pre-screening or on-the-job) and how to appropriately address positive results. Let’s examine today’s complicated legal environment and explore ways employers can protect themselves.
Jan 25, 2019 1:43:52 PM
There is a widely held misconception among workforce managers that co-employment is a risk to be avoided. In fact, many consider co-employment with the same ill regard as worker misclassification. In truth, whereas improper worker classification is something to be avoided under any circumstance (under strict, costly penalty), there are instances when co-employment is a net positive. Let’s clarify the definition of what constitutes co-employment and review how and when it is something to be embraced as opposed to avoided.
Apr 23, 2018 12:21:19 PM
Summer’s coming. Whether or not your local weather forecast still calls for cold, rain and snow, tank tops, flip flops and lazy days at the pool will be here before you know it. So too will be annual efforts to source and manage intern resources for the summer season. What follows in this post is a kind of “best of” culled from previous years’ posts on the do’s and don’ts of engaging summer interns as part of your workforce mix.
Apr 18, 2018 4:07:51 PM
One of the “hot topics” at a recent conference attended by nextSource focused on the rise of some clever scams perpetrated against higher education organizations within their procurement departments. One such organization admitted to being victimized by these proliferating scams to the tune of millions of dollars! Read on to learn about this pernicious con being committed by scammers and how to avoid falling victim to it in any industry.
Oct 30, 2017 3:04:33 PM
Neither ghouls, goblins or ghosts strike as much fear into the hearts of workforce management practitioners as does the specter of a costly worker misclassification audit by the IRS, DOL or state. We have all read the gruesome tales of multi-million-dollar judgments against FedEx, Microsoft, Uber and other top-tier businesses. But this is a problem that can haunt mid-market organizations just as frighteningly as the big guys. State after state has recently announced the deployment of new efforts to rein in rampant IC misclassification abuses and improved linkages/information sharing with the feds. Here are some of the latest.
Jun 14, 2017 4:57:56 PM
In the most basic sense, companies engage a managed services provider (MSP) to oversee their contingent workforce because they realize they can capture significant cost savings by outsourcing to someone with specialized expertise. It’s true, engaging an MSP can relieve an HR department from the labor-intensive processes associated with fielding a contingent workforce, but there’s much more to a successful MSP than efficient sourcing. Let’s look at some of the cost savings benefits commonly associated with a successful MSP as well as some of the risk avoidance benefits not as frequently examined.