Posts Tagged ‘Temp Workers’

Jul
2015
15

$1.4M Wage Theft Settlement Exposes Practice of Temp Worker ‘Shell’ Companies in Philly

$1.4M Wage Theft Settlement Exposes Practice of Temp Worker 'Shell' Companies in Philly
  Following an investigation by the Department of Labor Wage and Hour division, Philadelphia-based direct mail and printing company ICS Corp. has agreed to a $1.45 million settlement for failing to abide by the Fair Labor Standards Act.  ICS Corp., New Century Integrity Corp. and its owner Hokkito Teddy were all joint employers according to…
May
2015
28

GAO Report: 40% of US Workforce Made Up of Contingent Workers; Poverty-Level Wages Rampant

GAO Report: 40% of US Workforce Made Up of Contingent Workers; Poverty-Level Wages Rampant
  A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows a shocking 40.4 percent of the U.S. workforce is now made up of contingent workers.  This figure is up nearly 10 percent from 2005, a startling rise among a set of workers who often find themselves without the same labor protections and benefits as traditional [&hellip…;
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Sep
2014
4

CA Bill Aims to Protect Temps, Hold Parent Co.’s Responsible for Subcontractor Wage Theft

  The California legislature has passed a bill that will hold companies responsible for wage theft and labor violations that occur when they use subcontractors or temporary workers.  Assembly Bill 1897, introduced by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina), seeks to address labor concerns that have arisen since the post-recession…
Jul
2014
17

Pair of NLRB Cases Could Land Temps, Low-Wage Workers the Protections They’ve Long Desired

Pair of NLRB Cases Could Land Temps, Low-Wage Workers the Protections They've Long Desired
  Two cases currently before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will determine what it officially means to be an employer, and the ramifications for management in industries ranging from fast food to waste collection could be serious.   Given the complicated nature of modern American labor the two decisions seek to determine who…
Feb
2014
26

REPORT: U.S. Ranks 41st of 43 Developed Nations in Temp Worker Protections

REPORT: U.S. Ranks 41st of 43 Developed Nations in Temp Worker Protections
  According to data compiled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United States has some of the weakest labor protections for temporary workers in the developed world.  This growing portion of the American workforce does not enjoy the same protections as workers hired directly by the company they work for,…
Jul
2013
5

SCARY: After Walmart, the Nation’s Second Largest Employer Is a Temp Agency

SCARY: After Walmart, the Nation's Second Largest Employer Is a Temp Agency
  The United States of America currently has 2.7 million temporary workers who make up nearly one-fifth of job growth since 2009.  Temporary work is now growing at a pace 10 times faster than the full-time private sector, a pace faster than the industry’s previous high before the 2001 recession.  A recent Mother Jones piece [&hellip…;