Staff Management Explores the Issue of Employee Misclassification

Staff Management, the industry’s leading provider of sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions, announces the publication of a new white paper entitled The Slippery Slope of Employee Misclassification: An Independent Contractor Primer. Employee Misclassification is a hot-button topic on the minds of key decision makers at companies across the country. The white paper examines issues that companies face when it comes to employee classification, including the differences between employees and independent contractors, how companies can unintentionally get themselves in a risky position and the legal implications for employee misclassification.

“Employee misclassification is becoming a larger issue as it relates to contingent workforce management,” states Chris Abbeduto, Staff Management Vice President of Vendor Managed Services. “It is important for companies to understand the key differences between employees and independent contractors to avoid unintentionally putting themselves at risk for legal action.”

The white paper is designed to help promote understanding of employee classification. In many cases, companies do not misclassify workers on purpose. The need to bring in talent quickly coupled with an unclear understanding of the differences between employees and independent contractors can land companies in trouble. By understanding the legal reasons behind employee classification, a company can avoid those preventable, risky, situations.

Best practices for staying out of harm’s way are also included in the white paper. One of the most important ways to avoid trouble is to consistently audit your positions to determine if all are classified appropriately. Due to increased enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as potential changes to legislation, employers should consistently revisit their employee classifications. Someone who was originally hired as an independent contractor may now fall under the appropriate guidelines for an employee. If that is the case, the appropriate steps must be taken to correctly classify that worker.

About Staff Management
Staff Management is a division of SeatonCorp, a leading provider of consultative managed staffing and recruiting programs for Fortune 500, Global 2000 and high growth companies. Founded in 1988, Staff Management was an industry pioneer of Vendor on Premise (VOP) staffing.

Today, Staff Management has evolved its revolutionary VOP platform to provide sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions across a growing global footprint and has become the leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) with deep domain expertise supporting clients in the manufacturing and distribution segment. Staff Management solutions deliver best talent, drive compliance, yield tangible savings and provide a unique client aligned technology platform for high-volume workforce management.

Staff Management is ranked amongst the largest staffing firms in the U.S. by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the 13th largest industrial staffing provider on SIA’s 2010 List of Largest U.S. Industrial Staffing Firms and the #1 MSP provider in breadth of services delivered and #1 MSP provider in size of deal on HRO Today’s 2010 Baker’s Dozen list of leading MSP providers. Staff Management is a 2010 Stevie for Women in Business Award Winner.

Staff Management is a charter member of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement IMAGE Program.

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For More Information:
Caroline Storey-Sabetti
Executive Director of Business Solutions & Marketing
Staff Management
(413) 256-6959
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