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Hiring Options that Conform with the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that changes current employer health care regulation was signed on March 23, 2010. However, the government has recently announced that companies that employ between 50 and 100 staff have until 2016 to comply with the ACA’s employer mandate. Many of these companies are weighing the best hiring strategy that will maintain human resources capacity while also controlling staffing costs. Companies have many staffing options from which to choose. One option that provides flexibility and control is to hire contingent or temporary staffing. Detailed information concerning employer requirements with respect to temporary and part-time workers can Read More

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Will the Affordable Care Act Force Employees to Work Multiple Part Time Jobs?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is causing concern among small business owners and employees. Some businesses are considering increases in temporary staffing to avoid reaching the employer mandate threshold and others are confused as to what constitutes threshold levels. But the contingent workforce has been increasing since the start of the recession. Businesses have been forced to rely on temporary and contingent staff while cutting full-time workers and are now realizing the benefits of flexible staffing. According to USA Today, the number of temporary workers has increased by more than 50 percent since the recession ended four years ago, which Read More

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What are the Benefits of going Temporary to Full-Time?

The recent economic recession has caused a boom in the hiring of contingent workers and the transformation of temporary workers to full time employees. In an article by Forbes, a leading New York staffing firm claims that 70 percent of people in temporary positions are ultimately hired on a full-time basis. Companies are recognizing the benefits that temp-to-hire arrangements can provide in terms of finding and hiring qualified staff. The quality of temporary staff is increasing as more people are entering the contingent workforce. The current labor market, family obligations, or personal growth forces many to adopt unconventional working arrangements. Read More

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The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Temporary Employees

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The Act ensures that all Americans are able to access health care and carries benefits for employers and employees. The Obama administration recently announced that companies employing between 50 and 100 staff have one more year to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, that is, until 2016. However, many temporary workers and the employers who rely on contingent staffing are uncertain of the implications of the ACA. The recession has caused an increasing trend with respect to the hiring of temporary workers. How Read More