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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 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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March 14, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Sara Jensen, VP Business Development In life, you get what you pay for. Whether you bought a cheap trash bag that broke on your way to the dumpster or off-brand ice cream instead of your favorite brand, you’ve probably learned this lesson firsthand. Still, it’s tempting to skimp on quality to save money, and HR…

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December 16, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Employing “road warriors” who live in one state and work in another can result in complicated tax obligations. Fortunately, you don’t have to handle them yourself. Partner with Innovative Employee Solutions as your international employer of record, and leave the complex tax issues to us. Variations in Income Tax Requirements  Because states have different requirements…

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July 27, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance When you need to hire quickly for jobs that are non-traditional, specialized or temporary, it may seem like paying someone as an independent contractor is the easiest choice. You negotiate a rate, describe what things you need done and then issue payments directly to the contractor – no…

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July 21, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Jennifer Maynard, Human Resources Manager As employers seek to make the workplace more flexible, there is an increasing need for work arrangements involving the contingent workforce.  Contingent employees may include temporary employees, part-time employees, on-call employees, consultants, seasonal employees and interns. The Staffing Industry Analysts estimates that the average company’s contingent workers currently make…

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July 7, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Many workers are changing jobs multiple times over the span of their career rather than staying loyal to one company for life. People want a greater work-life balance so they can spend more time doing what they love with their family and friends. On average, workers are staying at their jobs less than five years…

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