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This Year, Labor Day Holds Renewed Significance

September 4, 2020

Labor Day is upon us again and this year, the national holiday takes on a renewed sense of purpose. Labor Day was originated in 1894 to recognize the American Worker at a time when working conditions were severe and dangerous. Meant to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of…

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“Ghosting” Shoe is on the Other Foot and Even More Damaging to Employers

September 1, 2020

It was back in January 2019 that this blog wrote this post reporting on how candidates were failing to appear for scheduled interviews, new hires were blowing off their first day of work, or leaving their job without notice. Better opportunities abounded for candidates in that environment and workers were feeling emboldened. Fast forward to…

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On the Increased Risk of Supplier/Partner Insolvency During COVID

August 26, 2020

Last summer, this blog published an article titled, “When Provider/Partners Fail” which offered a cautionary tale about the dangers facing a contingent workforce management program when a key staffing supplier or other key vendor suddenly becomes insolvent and shutters unannounced. That article highlighted the collapse of a New York payroll firm which left its customers…

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Uber’s Temporary Reprieve Postpones Precedent-Setting IC Classification Court Ruling

August 20, 2020

In a case watched very closely by the contingent workforce management industry, an appeals court in California granted the request by ride-sharing leaders, Uber and Lyft to halt an order that would have compelled the two companies to classify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors (ICs). The saga of Uber and other similar…

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Leveraging EOR Services in Anticipation of Potentially Erratic Return of Business Volume

August 20, 2020

Is it time to start rehiring some of the workforce resources your organization may have furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19? Many hiring managers are grappling with the decision as great uncertainty remains regarding the tentative resumption of regular business activity. Here is a great way to approach the decision within your own operation…

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Monitoring the Solvency of Staffing Suppliers is Crucial During the Pandemic

August 14, 2020

Just shy of a year ago, we wrote about the unexpected collapse of a well-known staffing supplier in New York state and the troubling ramifications this had on the contingent workforce management programs served by this supplier. At that point, the closing of a staffing supplier was considered an anomaly to be prepared for. However,…

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Trump’s Proposed Payroll Tax Deferral – Is it Plausible and What Would It Mean to Workforce Management Operations?

August 12, 2020

“May you live in interesting times” is an ascribed Chinese proverb. For all of us currently living through what could only be characterized as “interesting times” it seems as though this bit of ancient wisdom may be more of a curse than a proverb. Through this lens, we view the Trump administrations latest addition to…

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“Working Knowledge” August 2020 Digest – Part Two

August 7, 2020

Here’s Part Two of the monthly digest created to provide highlights of nextSource’s Working Knowledge publications from August. Read on for drilled-down information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and other tactical information developing during the immediate past and impacting the near future. We recommend readers first review Part One for August here. Then continue on…

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“Working Knowledge” Digest – Part One for August

August 7, 2020

The “Working Knowledge” section on the nextSource website is home to articles replete with valuable information for practitioners of contingent workforce management. Now in its third month, the Working Knowledge section is digested here at the nextSource Blog, providing a “news brief” style delivery of the more “drilled-down” information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and…

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On the Legal Battle Over H-1B Visas Recently Revoked by Executive Order

July 31, 2020

The timing couldn’t be worse. With significant disruption to normal workforce management operations due to the pandemic, President Donald Trump has added another burden to workforce planning, issuing an executive order suspending the entry of H-1B visa holders into the US. Leveraged by IT companies, manufacturers and others, H-1B visas have been a critical talent…

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