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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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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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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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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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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Welcome to the “Best of the nextSource Blog – 2020 Edition”.  This post will look back at some of the most impactful, insightful and relevant posts of 2020 which was, to say the least, a very interesting year full of uncertainty and challenges for workforce management professionals.  Moving backwards in time from the most recent…

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Here’s Part II of our bi-monthly “Working Knowledge Digest” feature. Part I digested Market Developments highlighted in the Working Knowledge portion of the nextSource website. Part II contains synopsis of the technology advancements and other newsworthy notes from November and December 2020. Technology AdvancementsTwo recent surveys reveal HR Technology Investment Plans for 2021which indicate companies…

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Welcome to the bi-monthly installment of nextSource’s “Working Knowledge” feature. This portion of the website delivers informative perspectives for practitioners of contingent workforce management, culled from trusted sources. Readers of this feature enjoy boiled-down information on specific tactics, legal/regulatory updates and other tactical information. Here’s part one from this two-part digest of Working Knowledge gathered…

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As always, the nextSource Blog provides timely updates on impending changes to laws across the US that may impact on the operations of contingent workforce management activities.  As the end of 2020 draws near, multiple states are preparing to raise minimum wage requirements for workers. Others have new laws passed governing sick leave and other…

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direct sourcing

In earlier blogs we discussed the emergence and benefits of direct sourcing. Direct sourcing is defined as the process by which a company develops and leverages its own candidate pool to engage as contract workers instead of relying solely on staffing providers. Earlier posts on this topic outlined the efforts needed to build a curated talent pool,…

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