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Labor Department Sues Houston-Based Staffing Firm

November 22, 2010
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The lawsuit also seeks to permanently bar the defendants from serving in a fiduciary capacity in any plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
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Staffing Firm Volt Target of SEC Probe

November 9, 2010
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Volt is presently in the process of restating financial statements because of errors that affected the timing of recognition of revenue.
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FedEx to Pay $2.3 Million Over Independent Contractors

October 21, 2010
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The settlement follows a yearlong investigation by Montana that found FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors, and that FedEx owed unemployment taxes, penalties and interest, according to the attorney general’s office.
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Appeals Court Rules Against Independent Contractor

October 19, 2010
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Employers are advised to carefully evaluate applicable legal standards to determine whether a particular worker is an independent contractor or employee.
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Software Firms Riding Contingent Staffing Wave

October 14, 2010
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Many software companies that provide vendor management systems for tracking contingent labor are reporting record sales.
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Special Report on Contingent Staffing Contingency Plan

October 14, 2010
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In the second quarter, staffing agency revenue hit $16.9 billion, a 33 percent increase over a year earlier, but experts say overall weakness in the economy could hurt future growth.
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Who'll Have the Last Laugh?

October 8, 2010
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The new NBC sitcom Outsourced tackles the touchy subject of sending jobs to India.
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Staffing Firms Still Getting Work Despite Push for Federal Insourcing

August 23, 2010
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Citing the rise in federal contract spending to more than $500 billion in 2008, the Obama administration issued a memorandum to all federal executive departments and agencies in March 2009. The president sought an overall reduction in contracting, with ‘inherently governmental’ functions to be insourced back to the civil service. Yet staffing firms are still busy with government contracts.
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Contract Staffing Under Scrutiny

July 20, 2010
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With hiring limited to temporary and contract positions, recruiters are still sidelined. But the trend may be short-lived.
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Hewitt Deal Boosts Aons Benefits Consulting, Outsourcing

July 12, 2010
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Aon says it expects to close the acquisition, which is subject to approval by federal antitrust regulators, in November. The deal will bring Aon, the world’s second-largest insurance broker, increased strength as a benefits consultant.
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