Great Access Means Great Responsibility: Do Right by Your Contract Workers 2560 1442 Alicia East

Great Access Means Great Responsibility: Do Right by Your Contract Workers

In the era of digital transformation, data security has become a paramount concern, especially for companies that handle Personally Identifiable Information (PII). PII, which includes details that can be used on their own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context, is a valuable…

The Game of Workforce Management is Changing: Three Topics Making News 8256 5504 Alicia East

The Game of Workforce Management is Changing: Three Topics Making News

The current employment landscape in the U.S. is shaped by several critical topics, reflecting ongoing changes and challenges in the workforce. Let’s talk about the three employment topics we’re seeing right now. Three Current Employment Topics and What They Mean for Business 1. The Great Reshuffle: Initially termed as ‘The Great Resignation,’ this phenomenon saw…

Engaging a Contingent Workforce: The Strategic Advantages and Drawbacks 2560 1920 Alicia East

Engaging a Contingent Workforce: The Strategic Advantages and Drawbacks

Throughout the labor shortage that has plagued businesses in recent years, many have turned to new strategies to fill roles and ensure continuity and growth. One such strategy is engaging a contingent workforce to fill the gaps. Everyone from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies like Google have leveraged this approach to drive success. While…

Employee or Contract Worker? Making the Right Hiring Decision for Your Business 2560 1707 Alicia East

Employee or Contract Worker? Making the Right Hiring Decision for Your Business

Accurate worker classification is a big deal. Full stop. Still, in light of a recent federal ruling, making the right decision is about to be more important than ever. Making the decision to classify a worker as in independent contractor versus an employee requires an in-depth understanding of the differences. The decision affects more than…

Compliance Concerns? Take These Three Essential Steps 2560 1707 Alicia East

Compliance Concerns? Take These Three Essential Steps

Whether it’s a restaurant denying employees overtime pay or a staffing firm misclassifying workers, companies make headlines every day for various compliance missteps. Labor laws vary from state to state and also change over time as new decisions get passed and old laws get revised. This makes staying in line with compliance laws an “up-at-dawn,…

Contract Worker-Focused Business Models: Mastering the Seismic Shift 2560 1440 Alicia East

Contract Worker-Focused Business Models: Mastering the Seismic Shift

For many companies, the traditional business model–centered around full-time W-2 employees–is gradually being upended by a shift toward contract workers. This transition is changing how companies approach their workforce strategies, particularly in terms of culture and engagement. To make matters more complicated, companies must walk the fine line between including contract workers in company culture…

Pop Quiz: Is Your Industry Likely to Be Affected by Last Week’s BIG Federal Ruling? 150 150 Alicia East

Pop Quiz: Is Your Industry Likely to Be Affected by Last Week’s BIG Federal Ruling?

If your industry or business engages independent contractors, the short answer is yes! Your industry will be affected by last week’s ruling (which tightens worker classification standards). The misclassification of employees (i.e. labeling them as independent contractors instead of employees) has been a significant issue for years and has only continued to heat up as…

⚠️ A MAJOR Shift in U.S. Labor Policy is Coming: Are You Ready? ⚠️ 2560 1707 Alicia East

⚠️ A MAJOR Shift in U.S. Labor Policy is Coming: Are You Ready? ⚠️

Do you think your business has legally legitimate independent contractors? A groundbreaking change in U.S. labor law requires you to think again. With the new rule set to hit the ground running in March, the U.S. Department of Labor has unleashed a colossal upheaval to the way we all do business. Its impact on companies…

Regulating AI: What Are Companies and Governing Bodies Doing to Make AI Work For Everyone? 150 150 Alicia East

Regulating AI: What Are Companies and Governing Bodies Doing to Make AI Work For Everyone?

The Writers’ Strike dominated 2023. It lasted almost half of the year and one of the major points of contention was the use of artificial intelligence in writing. In some ways, this battle is the canary in the coal mine–an indicator that defining how businesses can use AI will be a hot topic well beyond…

So You Think You Might’ve Misclassified a Worker. Now What? 2560 1707 Alicia East

So You Think You Might’ve Misclassified a Worker. Now What?

In today’s evolving business landscape, the distinction between W2 employees and independent contractors has become increasingly significant. This differentiation not only affects the benefits workers receive but also has a substantial impact on a company’s financial obligations. Some businesses manipulate these classifications intentionally to save money, but others simply lack of understanding of the regulations.…