Staffing agencies using independent contractors face misclassification liability and expose clients to undue risks
Lexology
Published on January 17, 2013 by Pepper Hamilton LLP: Richard J. Reibstein, Lisa B. Petkun and Andrew J. Rudolph
This month there have already been two cases in the staffing industry that highlight the risks posed to that industry and their clients where the…

Release of new Form I-9 reportedly imminent
Lexology
Published on January 18, 2013 by Sean G. Hanagan, Jackson Lewis LLP
The current version of Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf), which all employers must use when…

U.N. Agency Warns of Rising Unemployment
The New York Times
Published on January 21, 2013 by David Jolly
A report from the International Labor Organization predicted jobless levels to rise to 202 million worldwide this year, and said that government budget-balancing was hurting employment.

Workers Claim Abandonment By Staffing Company
KOMU.com
Published on January 21, 2013 by Micah Smith
Workers hired by a staffing and construction agency said they were abandoned by both companies and are now stranded in Columbia.

State Supreme Court Rules On Workers’ Compensation Multiplier For Temporary Employees
The Chattanoogan.com
Published on January 22, 2013
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that an employee of a temporary agency who is injured on the job, but not returned to work by the temporary agency at a wage equal to or greater than the pre-injury…

Layoffs drop; U.S. jobs report awaited
The Columbus Dispatch
Published on January 25, 2013 by Christopher S. Rugaber, ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Employers are laying off fewer workers, a trend that normally suggests hiring is picking up. The January jobs report next week will show whether employers have begun to hire more freely…

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