temporary workers

Personal service contracts could help N.C. Virtual Public School teachers return to work in the fall

BY: - August 6, 2019

The Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) may have found a way forward for 220 N.C. Virtual Public School (NCVPS) teachers who were told last week they couldn’t work this fall because it would be in violation of state law governing temporary workers. As temporary workers, the teachers are required by law to take a […]


The explosive growth in “temp” work and the threat it poses to us all

BY: - October 22, 2015

Our new report, “The Age of Contingent Employment: How changes in employment relationships are impacting worker wages, power and prospects”, highlights the explosive growth of the use of temporary staffing agencies to supply workers and how that harms our economy. Meanwhile, a heart-wrenching piece on the Huffington Post today shows just how devastating temp work […]


National labor board decision is an important victory for workers

BY: - September 1, 2015

A lot of people are engaged in nonstandard employment today.  Whether you call it contingent work, the gig economy, the “sharing” economy or outsourcing, they are all models in which the workers who perform labor do not have a recognized employer-employee relationship with the business or entity for whom they are performing labor.  These models […]