NLRB Drops a Worker Classification and Contingent Workforce Bombshell – What You Can Do About Co-Employment Risk

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In a potentially landmark decision for the contingent workforce, “multi-tier” suppliers and their contractors, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that businesses share equal responsibility for their contingent workforce supplier’s labor violations. By setting a legal precedent, the NLRB ruling may undermine the common practice of businesses relying on suppliers to shield themselves from co-employment risk. From a procurement standpoint, the ruling could significantly impact the established contingent workforce supply chain, potentially leading businesses to re-evaluate their use of supplier-provided contingent workforce.

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Spend Matters 50/50: CIPS – A Provider to Know in 2015

CIPS is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement professional institute, certainly as measured by number of individual members or revenues. Over the last few years, it has powered ahead of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) on those terms, mainly through a focused commercial approach and growth in the emerging markets.

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