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Innovation is the Name of the Game as it Relates to the Contingent Workforce

Innovation is the Name of the Game as it Relates to the Contingent Workforce

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January 9, 2017

The contingent workforce model has come a long way from days when they were looked upon as substitute workers when permanent workers go on leave or quit before a replacement could be hired. Innovation is the name of the game as organizations today explore new and innovative ways to leverage contingent workers to meet their  Click for full story…

Health Coverage in the Gig Economy

Cough, Cough…Health Coverage in the Gig Economy

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January 3, 2017

An increasing number of jobs in the economy are going the “gig” way, as companies move to contingent workforce programs engaging agency temps, on-call workers, contractors, part-time workers and freelancers as workers prefer the work-life balance often offered by gig work. According to the Freelancers Union study approximately 53 million Americans, or 34% of the  Click for full story…

Retail Therapy: Contingent Workers in the Retail Industry

Retail Therapy: Contingent Workers in the Retail Industry

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December 28, 2016

The use of contingent workers in America has been growing exponentially over the last few years, and this growth is led primarily by a few industries such as retail. To put the popularity of this flexible component of workers with the retail industry in perspective, we need only look at how 82% of retail companies  Click for full story…

eeoc strategic enforcement plan

The Gig Economy in the Crosshairs of the EEOC

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December 27, 2016

On October 17, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2017–2021, setting out its priorities and strategies for the near term. The EEOC affirms its commitment to focus on the fairness (or lack thereof) in the employment practices governing the complex employment relationships and  Click for full story…