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In some cases temporary workers are paid a higher rate than state workers—such as in the medical field and in certain trades such as steamfitters—but that is justified based on the temporary nature of the work or inability to recruit permanent workers, according to the governor’s office.
Companies are likely to make wider use of staffing methods similar to those practiced by the film industry. Indeed, in a recent study 73 percent of employers said they anticipate some level of increase in their contingent workforce by late 2010, with nearly 35 percent planning increases of 50 percent or more.
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.
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.
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.
Adecco, Balance Financial Inc., Axiom Staffing Group Inc. and Axiom Staffing Group of Virginia Inc. are targeted by the federal agency.
The Heidrick & Struggles report is based on conversations with investment and sales and marketing executives, as well as interviews with corporate executives and human resources officials at money management firms.