Does it ever feel like there's new independent contractor news every time you turn around? Uncertainty and constant change? Seems very on-brand for post-2020. There have been two major headlines regarding Independent Contractor Compliance circulating around the industry recently: the first is AB 2257, an update to AB 5; and the second is a proposed DOL rule interpreting IC classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Follow along below as we tell you all you need to know and the impact this could play on your procurement strategy for ICC!
The COVID-19 pandemic brought on swift and dramatic changes to industries around the world. For many workers, they were no longer allowed in the office. And those who were still spent many working hours at home. But with all this change, the one constant is that people need to rely on products that can provide lasting support – the increase in WFH workers’ compensation claims proves it. Working from home is the new normal, and so are the risks to bodies and bottom lines.
As the need for climate action grows, both utility and corporate buyers are increasingly looking to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There are a variety of motivations for these actions—for many corporate buyers, for instance, there is stakeholder pressure from customers, employees, and investors. This need to reduce emissions is leading to increased demand for renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) and virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs).
Without Maintenance, Repair, and Operating Supplies (MRO), any manufacturing business would grind to a halt. MRO usually refers to any product or service that is used to support production. Examples are:
As people begin to return to the office environment there is much talk about what the new work-life will be like. Employees may feel apprehensive: they want to experience interaction with others, but they also want to feel comfortable and safe.
What happened? When you work in a facility with 50-foot ceilings, inventory stacked up high, and the constant movement of heavy equipment around the loading dock, you want your operations to be easy to monitor. It’s not only the big spaces that need visibility, but the smaller spaces where the more refined work occurs. It may even be on the production line that you rely on for optimal efficiency.
If your business was thinking about moving to Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) before 2020, the pandemic quickly prompted many to take steps toward the cloud-based delivery model. But transitioning your unified communications (UC) platform of numerous online tools, along with on-premise systems to a hosted UCaaS service isn’t without complications — or costs.
As global trends in the Industrial Supplies and MRO space continue to shift, customers want more from their suppliers. OMNIA Partners members want more support, more ownership and more overall value.
Sourcing and contracting Human Resources (HR) services is a complex and challenging area and it is not getting any easier. The pandemic has had a big impact on how we work and how we staff our organizations. Employment regulations are also subject to constant change.