2013’s Headlines, Trends and Next Practices

December 4th, 2012

2013’s Headlines, Trends, and Next Practices 

Do you want to be a leader or a follower in the New Year?
Of course, you want to be a leader. And to help you stay in front of the challenges you are going to face, we’ve prepared a summary of the  top 28 trends to watch.
The original list was created by HR thought leader Dr. John Sullivan. You’ll find a link to his full original article at the end of our summary.

Employee misclassification enforcement

December 4th, 2012

Illinois steps up employee misclassification enforcement    

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently announced a new initiative to step up enforcement against employers that misclassify workers as independent contractors. The Illinois Department of Labor, Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), Illinois Department of Revenue, and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission are working jointly to increase awareness, help responsible business owners obey the law, and punish fraud.

“Hiding a full-time employee as an independent contractor creates an unfair competitive advantage. It artificially lowers the costs for the business owner who breaks the law, undermining and out-bidding the honest business owner who follows the rules,” Governor Quinn said. “This initiative rewards those who do it right and punishes those who knowingly do it wrong.”

To be considered an independent contractor, a worker must:

  • Be substantially free from control or direction;
  • Provide services that lie outside the normal scope of the contracting business; and
  • Be engaged in an independently established business or occupation.

Employers breaking the law could face fines of at least $10,000, up to 24 percent interest on unpaid unemployment compensation taxes, unpaid minimum wages and overtime, and other taxes and benefits. Officers and employees of businesses in Illinois that willfully misclassify workers can be held personally liable for payments due, IDES noted. Detailed instructions on properly classifying workers are available at www.illinoismisclassification.com.

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Superior Staffing Launches New Website

November 10th, 2012

Superior Staffing, a leading provider of temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire and payroll staffing services in the Chicagoland area, has launched its new website at www.superior-staffing.com.

Our hope is to provide more direct access for employers and job seekers in Chicago and its suburbs for our wide range of staffing services, including background checks, safety control implementation, training, skills assessment and more. With this website, we intend to place more highly qualified, screened candidates with desirable employers offering light industrial, warehouse, manufacturing, office/clerical and specialty positions.

Please give us feedback on our new site or contact us today so we can show you the difference that superior service without exception makes!

Superior Staffing, Melrose Park, IL (708) 345-8463 and Addison, IL (630) 516-3505.