As SIA recognizes honorees of its 40 Under 40 list of staffing professionals, it seems fitting to explore how in-house counsel can best serve their organizations while also rising to the top. Not everyone seeks to become a general counsel, and even if that is your current posture, there is still reason to play your […]
There is a well-known business maxim: Start with the end in mind. For most owners of staffing firms, the end is a successful exit. With this touchstone in mind, it becomes easier to distinguish between the important legal and compliance issues (what will impede a successful exit) from the unimportant (i.e., don’t sweat the small […]
Staffing firms doing business in Massachusetts have long awaited clarification on when they could be held liable for wage act violations as a joint employer when placing independent contractors with clients located in the state. Would the stringent ABC test under the state’s independent contractor law apply, or the more employerfriendly standard under the Fair […]
Recently, several stories have emerged in the media accusing nurse staffing firms of “price gouging,” especially in regard to travel nurses. Those charges are unfounded. As the pandemic continues and demand-driven costs increase, medical facilities, especially nursing homes, are finding it increasingly difficult to hire their own healthcare staff and are having to turn to […]
Since this issue focuses on women in the industry, it’s fitting to ask: How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted women in the workplace and women in staffing, and what might it mean for employers and the staffing industry legally?
The biggest change we have seen in the workplace has been the rise of remote work. Pre-Covid, […]
Artificial intelligence plays an increasingly prominent role in the employment lifecycle from recruiting and onboarding to on-the-job training, personal development and even dismissals. In general, AI has been developed and deployed with very little oversight. However, given its reach and impact, there is a shift toward greater restrictions and regulation globally.
In December 2020, the Labour […]
Employers and their in-house legal departments faced novel challenges this past year as they navigated the Covid-19 pandemic and a fully remote workforce.
Now, as state and local restrictions ease, employers are once again charting a new course — this time, how to bring employees back into the office safely. Employers must evaluate certain legal considerations […]
A staffing firm’s legal department is in a unique position to be a strategic, value-add essential with the power to have a direct, positive impact on the bottom line. Unfortunately, often our perception is not that.
If you’ve ever spent any time working within an in-house legal team, you’ll have heard the internal rhetoric that the […]
As we navigate the economic and labor-market fallout from Covid-19, staffing companies and their clients are struggling with an ever-widening talent gap. We need to have the right skillsets to rebuild and accelerate businesses, but qualified people who want to work are hard to find. At the same time, far too many people in America […]
It ranks among employers’ worst nightmares: You’ve received a harassment complaint from an employee or a temporary worker.
Or perhaps your client company reaches out with a complaint against one of your assigned workers. The cardinal rule is this: you must conduct an investigation.
As an attorney who deals with workplace lawsuits, and who deposes investigators engaged […]