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Minimizing Contingent Worker Risks

Choose the staffing agencies that supply your workers carefully, and make sure your contract with them protects you from legal liability.

June 5, 2011

• Consider hiring someone in human resources specifically to track and manage the contingent workforce.

• Classify workers carefully and be sure they meet federal and state criteria for independent contractor status.

• Choose the staffing agencies that supply your workers carefully, and make sure your contract with them protects you from legal liability.

• Check the backgrounds of contingent workers as thoroughly as for regular employees.

Workforce Management, May 2011, p. 14 -- Subscribe Now!