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Employment Law Overtime for Temps

June 2, 2009
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The starting principle under the Fair Labor Standards Act is that, unless workers are exempt, they get paid overtime. There are three main exemptions—sometimes called the ‘white collar’ exemptions—from overtime liability. These exemptions are for executive, administrative and professional employees.
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Temp Execs Gaining Favor in a Troubled Economy

June 2, 2009
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Objectivity and the lack of a political agenda allow a temporary executive to make tough decisions like layoffs and cutbacks.
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How Staffing Companies Are Weathering the Economic Storm

May 7, 2009
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Successful, long-term bonds with staffing companies go beyond price and service delivery. The author notes best-in-class contingent workforce programs and their business owners understand the management and leadership quality of their supply chain.
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As Layoffs End One Cycle, Recruiters Await Word on What Comes Next

May 6, 2009
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A recession with no end in sight, baby boomers who can’t retire and Gen Y managers who don’t know how to lead in a downturn—it’s a confluence of troubles the likes of which few HR professionals have ever seen.
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Kelly Revenue Drops 24.9 Percent

April 28, 2009
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The Troy, Michigan-based staffing firm reported declines in revenue across most of the geographic regions. In the U.S., first-quarter revenue fell 21.4 percent year-over-year to $644.8 million.
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Heidrick Sees Revenue Plummet 41.8 Percent, Plans More Cuts

April 28, 2009
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The company says it plans to cut headcount by 8 to 10 percent in May, after its 11 percent reduction in January.
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How Clients and Staffing Companies Can Benefit From Unconventional Candidates

April 7, 2009
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Since most companies often are not comfortable with the notion of flexible employment among their own core staffers, why would they accept it from their staffing providers?
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Adecco Replaces Top Executive

April 2, 2009
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The world’s largest staffing firm named a new CEO on Thursday, April 2, and announced that its current chief will leave at the end of the month. The company will still continue building up its professional staffing business
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New Jersey State Official Took $1.9 Million in Bribes From Staffing Firms

March 31, 2009
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A senior investigator with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development pleaded guilty Monday, March 30, to accepting almost $1.9 million in bribes from at least 20 owners and operators of temporary staffing firms, and tax evasion.
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H-1B Visa Window Opens Amid Recession

March 30, 2009
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This year the Employ American Workers Act requires that any employers that received funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program go through extra procedures when hiring H-1B workers—the same rules presently faced by companies designated ‘H-1B-dependent employers.
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