Does the Time I Worked as a Temp Count Towards My FMLA Entitlement?

Yes it does. See Miller v. Defiance Metal [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], a 1997 case out of the Ohio Federal Court, which provides an excellent discussion on why temp agencies and employers are considered "joint employers." What does...

Four Reasons to be Careful about Contingent Workers

Two weeks ago, I wrote about whether harassment training should be offered to employees in "the Twilight Zone" -- mainly, lead persons and contingent workers (temporaries and independent contractors). Reader Paul C. suggested that I do a post on the dangers associated with keeping "temps"...