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12-Step Prescription for Managing a Contingent Staffing Program

November 25, 2009
Law firm Littler Mendelson has come up with a prescription to help corporations manage what it predicts will be a dramatic rise in the use of contingent labor. In a report, the firm lays out 12 steps to help companies cope with rules, regulations and other issues that may arise with the increased use of contingent labor.
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Contingent Staffing Levels Expected to Rise in 2010

November 25, 2009
Garry Mathiason, of labor law firm Littler Mendelson, is convinced the U.S. workforce is shifting to mirror that of the film industry, where crews of contingent production workers are assembled for a movie and then disbanded once the project is finished. In a recent study, 73 percent of employers queried anticipate some level of increase in their contingent workforce between now and late 2010, with nearly 35 percent planning increases of 50 percent or more.
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A Risky New Trend Replacing Employees with Independent Contractors

November 13, 2009
In the midst of a sour economy, some organizations have opted to rehire some laid-off employees as independent contractors. But this practice is fraught with risk, and it is becoming riskier now: The IRS is planning an audit crackdown early next year. Here is what you need to know before you hire independent contractors in lieu of employees.
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TOOL IRS Information on Using Independent Contractors

November 13, 2009
The IRS provides employers with a resource page containing information on properly determining whether workers are independent contractors or employees. Here are some highlights from it, including a 160-page IRS training manual on determining independent contractor status.
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