Temp Staffing Carries Legal Risk

Flynn, Gillian
September 1999
Workforce (10928332);Sep99, Vol. 78 Issue 9, p56
Discusses the importance of awareness in the legality of contingent workers or independent contractors in the United States (US). Information on the contingent-worker lawsuit against Microsoft Corp.; US Internal Revenue Service's guidelines; Things to consider when managing independent contractors without a temporary agency.


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