WORKSITE
SALES: 1.858.300.2757 MAIN: 1.858.715.5100

IES Blog

Compliance

HR business people vetting a candidate on a tabet
January 13, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

It's no secret that businesses need to know who their employees are before they hire them. But the rules surrounding background checks are constantly changing, so how can businesses make sure they're screening job candidates effectively and fairly?   Read the full article on HR Technologist to learn about five best practices for vetting candidates.…

Read the full story

independent contractors sitting in a classroom setting for a sexual harassment training
January 7, 2020 Read time: 1 minutes

The rise of the #MeToo movement has spurred long-overdue discussions about sexual harassment in boardrooms and statehouses across the country. Although many companies have been providing sexual harassment training for years, a number of states have recently enacted laws that require companies to provide sexual harassment training for employees. Even if your state doesn't currently…

Read the full story

December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Today, companies are turning toward an agile business structure to ensure they’re meeting the needs of their customers and the entire business marketplace. As a result, they’re searching for talent to meet shifting demands. More and more, they're finding that talent in independent contractors. In fact, a survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union projects that over half of the…

Read the full story

December 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Businesses can count on one thing in when it comes to the economy: change. But uncertainty brings with it a promise of opportunity if they remain flexible in their thinking and planning. Being able to pivot can help avoid the turmoil of disruption — an essential ability in a rapidly moving marketplace. The recently released…

Read the full story

HR Compliance Checklist
December 12, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

The gig economy has solved many problems for companies and has presented many opportunities for workers. But it presents several regulatory and HR compliance issues. Are you sure your business is in compliance with its online talent? Use this HR compliance checklist to figure out whether your company is handling everything correctly.   Please see…

Read the full story

November 4, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

More than two millennia ago, Greek philosopher Heraclitus observed that change “is the only constant.” It's a sentiment that no human resources professional would argue with.   The economic landscape has undergone tremendous upheavals over the past 20 years, much of it due to the tech-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution. Consequently, businesses owe it to their…

Read the full story

October 10, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Bunker, the leading instant business insurance and compliance platform for independent workers and enterprises, shined the spotlight on leaders in contingent workforce landscape. IES was honored to be interviewed by bunker and share our story which stretches over 45 years.   Check out the full IES feature on the Bunker Spotlight to learn: The inspiration…

Read the full story

Co-Employment
September 19, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Many businesses are wary of co-employment. But those that avoid it are missing out on the benefits that hiring a shared employee can bring. Read the full article here on business.com to learn about four ways you can reduce co-employment risk and ensure you partner with the right joint employer.   Article written by: Tania Fiero,…

Read the full story

1099 Employee Misclassifications — Are You at Risk_ 800x500 Blog
September 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

If businesses want to avoid incurring and paying unnecessary fines, correctly classifying workers of all types is critical. Classifying 1099 workers, or independent contractors, can be especially tricky for many companies. Reports of misclassification reach as much as one-third of workers in some industries. A report published by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that at the…

Read the full story

Co-Employment Relationship
August 13, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Co-employment opens doors for companies to expand the breadth and expertise of their workforce using long-term contractors. Yet many organizations avoid taking full advantage of this work system because they are unsure of how to mitigate co-employment risks. What is the answer, then? Businesses that want to engage long-term contractors through co-employment have to anticipate…

Read the full story