A group of Illinois workers filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two staffing firms — QPS Employment Group Inc. and Labor Ready - Midwest Inc. — claiming they didn't receive pay for all hours worked and didn't receive employment and wage notices as required by law, according to the complaint in the lawsuit.Read More
Under the notice, which will remain in effect at least through 2014, employers can use a retrospective measurement period lasting between three and 12 months to determine whether an employee's hours meet the definition of “full time” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Read More
The IQNdex's August reading of 105.9 is up 0.7 percent from July and up 1.2 percent from three months ago. The increases compare to the entire 12 months ended in May when the IQNdex rose by less than 1 percent.Read More
Temporary employment as a percent of total employment — the temporary help penetration rate — slipped to 1.89 percent in August from 1.90 percent in July.Read More
Overall, there were 62 percent more acquisitions in the first half of 2012 than the first half of 2011.Read More
Why giving free agents an 'arms-length embrace' is the way forward.
The CYA Report podcast is a partnership between Workforce Management and Fistful of Talent. In this special edition, Workforce Management contributors Ed Frauenheim and Kris Dunn discuss the growing need to show contingent workers more love. Read More
Using temporary workers at the start of a recovery is nothing new. But other factors behind the contingent expansion are less tied to the business cycle. These include cost-savings.Read More