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May 30, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Like most independent recruiters, you’d love to expand your business, increase revenue and offer your clients more choices.  Adding contract workers to the mix seems like a good way to do it – until you think about the devastating duo of never-ending paperwork and increased liability. That’s where an Employer of Record (EOR) company comes…

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May 25, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President and CFO Published By: Entrepreneur.  Employing contingent workers is a hot trend, but startups embracing this strategy must take steps to shield themselves from blowback. In fact, entrepreneurs unfamiliar with the gig economy and its unique liabilities are getting burned. In March, worker misclassification blew up in the face of Instacart, which spent $4.6…

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May 11, 2017 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources What ruins a good night’s sleep for most American workers? Is it disappearing jobs? Vanishing paychecks? Offshoring? Actually, it’s none of the above. Consistently since 1997, according to Gallup, U.S. workers have worried more about losing their benefits than any other job-related stressor. In fact, it should worry…

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May 2, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development Published By: GovLoop You know how hard it is to hire a great employee. Now, imagine needing to hire dozens of highly skilled workers eligible for federal security clearance in mere months. Sounds impossible, right? Yet, that’s the challenge defense contractors like Lockheed Martin overcome year after year.…

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May 1, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

You could say they traded their power suits for Power Wheels.  A whopping 30% of American women chose leave the workforce to raise their kids, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.  But what happens when this tsunami of talent wants to opt back in? For many moms reentering the…

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April 27, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By Peter Limone, President and CFO The most dreaded event in HR? It’s not healthcare enrollment, job fairs, or even tax time. It’s employee review day.   Why? At many companies, “Can you pull last year’s reviews and performance raises?” is no simple request. It requires an HR generalist to spend hours searching for paper…

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April 25, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO Published by:  Innovation Enterprise March 17, 2017 In today’s economy, there’s only one thing more in demand than on-demand workers: the skills needed to manage them. In January, the U.S. temporary help services employment sector added about 14,800 jobs, a gain of about 0.5%. At the same time, the penetration…

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April 25, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Every year, the IRS rakes in billions of dollars in penalties from U.S. small businesses – for mistakes they have no idea they’re making.  The treacherous trap for many business owners?  Payrolling.   It’s why more and more companies are turning to payrolling services.  These companies serve as the “Employer of Record” for your contingent…

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April 19, 2017 Read time: 1 minutes

By Tania Fiero, Vice President, Human Resources Published by HR.com More Americans are in business for themselves than ever before. By 2020, more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be contingent. What do HR leaders think of the shift? They love the gig economy for the heightened flexibility, reduced labor costs, and broader…

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April 6, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By Peter Limone, President & CFO Like an old house with a dozen additions, U.S. employment law is a hodgepodge of regulations. Acts have been tacked on over the years, but the foundation upon which everything rests is the Fair Labor Standards Act. Last fall, the Obama administration’s Department of Labor chose to give the…

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