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What are the Current IRS Rules for Independent Contractors?

May 12, 2021

Its good to periodically check in with the IRS with regard to the rules governing Independent Contractors or ICs. Due to rapidly evolving roles regarded as ICs – many of which emanate from tech advancements like the rise of application-based roles like Uber and others – it is a wise practice to stay abreast of…

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Three Ways to Plan for the Future of Work Post-Pandemic

April 30, 2021

Benjamin Franklin is purported to be the one who first said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” The provenance of this axiom notwithstanding, it is an absolute truism that in the absence of planning for uncertainty, workforce management programs are far more likely to fail at delivering on their purpose –…

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Can Employers Make Proof of Vaccination a Requirement?

April 19, 2021

With the COVID-19 vaccines rolling out across the United States, there is growing controversy surrounding whether or not proof of inoculation can be required in numerous areas. Can public venues like stadiums, theaters, schools, and others legally require proof of vaccination before admitting customers into their facilities? More important to this audience, can employers require…

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Will AI Replace the Human Workforce Post-Pandemic?

April 14, 2021

The long-tail effects of the pandemic of 2020/2021 will continue to affect the face of the labor market. By extension, workforce planning and management will need to modulate their activities, even after things return to something resembling “normal”. One such notable change that is likely to impact workforce planning activity is the increased use of…

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Job Growth Is Returning – Where It May Be Felt Most

March 26, 2021

A return to something approaching normal seems to be on the horizon and the American workforce is expressing increasing levels of confidence as vaccination efforts gain traction. This week, the Forbes Advisor-Ipsos Consumer Confidence Weekly Tracker turned in a week-over-week increase of 3.7%, rising to a confidence level of 65.5 out of a possible 1000.…

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Is Your Organization Protected Against FLSA Compliance Challenges?

March 19, 2021

Most workforce management professionals are well-aware of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which governs such well known regulations as minimum wage requirements, overtime compensation, and child labor practices. Many however, may be surprised to learn the FLSA has been the law of the land since it was signed into law by President Franklin Delano…

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Rapid Changes in Workforce Industry Underscores Need for Seasoned Guidance

March 11, 2021

No one could argue that the nature of work and the workforce continues to undergo a rapid evolution. Driven by advances in technology and computing power, modulated by the shifting demands of working in the pandemic age, changes effecting workforce planning and management continue to come fast and furious. This is clearly visible in the…

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Is My Organization Ready to Move Workforce Management into the Cloud?

March 5, 2021

Deciding whether, how and when to invest in workforce management automation technology is a challenging process. How does one know if they’re ready to embrace cloud-based management software systems like VMS, talent acquisition tools, onboarding systems, etc.? Let’s explore the answers to this pressing question. Most workforce management professionals are aware that VMS tools, payroll…

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H1B Visa Policy Changes May Not Be as They Seem

March 5, 2021

Policy governing the issue of H1B visas has changed as a result of the leadership change following the 2020 election. The availability of the H1B visa, particularly popular among US companies for dealing with the domestic shortage of in-demand IT talent with immigrants from India and the Far East had been restricted via executive order…

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Biden DOL Spikes “Opinion Letters” Changing IC Compliance Rules

March 5, 2021

The Biden Administration has taken some aggressive steps to reverse rules governing independent contractor classification which had been put in place by the former administration. In January, the Biden Labor department requested all federal agencies freeze proposed regulations pending further review. Here’s what they’ll be looking at and how it is likely to impact your…

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