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Index to Our Library
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Our library of articles, books, and fact sheets is available to anyone working in the contingent work industry and/or researchers.  Feel free to make an appointment for a visit by calling (201) 489-7476.  Our office is located at 214 State Street, Suite 201, Hackensack, NJ.  We will be happy to provide you with assistance and directions.


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Index

Apologies/Excuses for the Proliferation of Temp Work

Contingent Work Definition and Demographics

Contract Employees

Employer-Client Firm Guide

Health Insurance for Temps

Hi-Tech Temps

International

Labor Law Reform

Labor Market Projections

Leased Employees

Legal Liability of Employer

Living Wage Strategies

Microsoft and Time Warner Cases

Non-Profit Temp Agencies

OSHA and Temps

Permatemping

Sociology/Ethics of Contingent Work

Student and Faculty Papers

Surveys of Temp Workers

 

 

 

 

 

International

Title Author Date Length
International Programme on More and Better Jobs for Women – Convention on Private Employment Agencies Christine Elstob, International Labour Office June 19, 1997 8 pages
Who Will Profit and Who Will Lose in the Workplace of the 21st Century Carol Howes, The Changing Workplace January 4, 1997 2 pages
Organizational Citizenship Behavior of Contingent Workers in Singapore Academy of Management Journal December 1998  

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Non-Profit Temp Agencies

Title Author Date Length
Making Bad Jobs Good Ones Through Employee Ownership: A Look at Worker-Owned Temp Firms Daniel S. Levine December 2, 1997 3 pages

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Leased Employees

Title Author Date Length
Leased Employees, Under the NLRA John P. Furfaro and Maury B. Josephson December 6, 1996 4 pages
Using a Professional Employer Organization: A Primer for Counsel Louis Basso and Kathleen Hillegas November 11, 1997 5 pages

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Labor Market Projections

Title Author Date Length
Future Focus @ 2005 – An Environmental Scan Steven A. Miranda, Director, Lucent Technologies Human Resources Global Strategy, Planning & Diversity Planning September 1996 13 pages
Education for What? The New Office Economy (Executive Summary) Anthony P. Carnevale, Stephen J. Rose   36 pages
The Pool is Shrinking Workforce April 1997  

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Living Wage Strategies

Title Author Date Length
Living Wage Campaigns: A Step in the Right Direction Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute March 9, 1998 31 pages
Low Wage Labor Market: Indicators by City and State – The Constraints Facing Welform Reform Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute October 1997 100 pages
New Report on State of Working America Finds Little Evidence of "New Economy" in the 1990s as Wage, Income, Inequality Trends of 1980s Continue Economic Policy Institute Book – The State of Working America 1998-99 16 pages
Meritocracy and Fear of Failing – Ramapo Study Group Terrence H. Ellen, Minister, Ridgewood Unitarian Society   16 pages
Cutting Wages by Cutting Welfare: The Impact of Reform on the Low-Wage Labor Market Lawrence Mishel, John Schmitt   8 pages
Improving Worker Welfare in the Age of Flexibility Challenge September-October 1998  

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Labor Law Reform

Title Author Date Length
Statement on Changes to Current Labor Laws Necessary to Address the Critical Needs of the Contingent Workforce National Employment Law Project 9 to 5, Service Employees International Union, U.S. Department of Labor, Carolina Alliance Fair Employment, et. al.   20 pages
Statement by the National Employment Law Project Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations July 18, 1994 20 pages
Mending the Unemployment Compensation Safety Net for Contingent Workers National Employment Law Project October 1997 67 pages
NLRB to Rule on Unionizing Temporary Workers Harold P. Coxzon, National Law Journal February 24, 1997 6 pages
Barrie Peterson Statement for Region II U.S. Department of Labor Dialogue on Improving ES and Unemployment Insurance, August 6, 1998 Barrie Peterson, Bergen Employment Action Project / Temp Work Task Force August 6, 1998 9 pages
Symposium on the Regulatory Future of Contingent Employment Washington and Lee Law Review, (introduction by Mark H. Grunewald) Vol. 52, No. 3, 1995 4 pages
Labor Coalition Supports Part-Time Workers Scott MacKay, Data Center for Information Services, Journal Bulletin August 4, 1998 2 pages
Are Labor Unions Really Making a Come-Back? Or Was the UPS Strike a Corporate Victory in Disguise? Corporate Legal Times Corporation August 1998 12 pages
Organizing Temps The Progressive July 1997  

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Legal Liability of Employer

Title Author Date Length
EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Whether "Testers" Can File Charges and Litigate Claims of Employment Discrimination EEOC May 22, 1996 16 pages
EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Application of EEO Laws to Contingent Workers Placed by Temporary Employemtn Agencies and Other Staffing Firms EEOC December 3, 1997 13 pages
Short-term Workers, Long-term Consequences: Avoiding Discrimination Claims by Temporary Employees Steven Adler and Jennifer Scully, NJ Law Journal June 8, 1998 3 pages
The Hidden Costs of a Contingent Work Force Georgia Meagher and Jill Figg, Farrella Braun and Martel LLP 1997 5 pages
Short-term Workers Raise Long-term Issues Robert Grossman, HR Magazine April 1998 9 pages
EEOC Boosts Discrimination Liability for Employees Using ‘Temp’ Workers Linda Micco, Society for Human Resource Management December 11, 1997  
Perils of Temporary Employees – Liability Lurks Under Several Federal Statutes Risa M. Mish, NY Law Journal June 1, 1998 5 pages
Hiring Contractors Fraught with Landmines HR Catalyst Newsletter January 2, 1997  
Contingent Workers in High Risk Environments – H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Working Paper Series 95-42 Denise M. Rousseau, Carolyn Libuser November 1995 31 pages
EEOC Issues: Guidelines on Contingent Workers Keller and Heckman LLP January 6, 1998 2 pages
Commission on the Fugure of Worker-Management Relations Report of Findings (Executive Summary) U.S. Department of Labor May 1994 8 pages
EEOC Issues: Guidance on Contingent Workforce Lehr, Middlebrooks, 7 Proctor, P.C., Alabama Employment Law Letter February 1998 4 pages
When is a Temp Not a Temp? Business Week December 7, 1998  
EEOC Tackles Temp Issue HR Issue March 1998  

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Microsoft and Time Warner Cases

Title Author Date Length
Employee Benefits James P. Baker, National Law Journal September 20, 1997 3 pages
Microsoft and Its Freelancers Howard S. Denburg, National Law Journal September 19, 1997 3 pages
Temp Workers May Be Eligible for Plan Benefits – Divergent Decisions in ‘Dupont’ and ‘Microsoft’ Cases Turned on Interpretation of the Plans Michael A. Lawson, Elayne Betensky, Nelson W. Armstong, Jr., National Law Journal February 24, 1997 4 pages
Are Independent Contractors Eligible for Employee Plans? Jeffrey S. Green, NY Law Journal February 18, 1997 6 pages
Publisher Sued Over Benefits: Time Warner Denies Federal Charges It Misclassified Temporary Workers Roseanne White, Crain Communications November 2, 1998 3 pages
A United Front for Independent Contractors: Supreme Court Ruling in Microsoft Case Could Have Far-Reaching Implications for Companies Seeking Less-Costly, Flexible Work Force Steven Ginsberg, Washington Post February 1, 1998 3 pages
In Microsoft vs. "Temps," Lawmakers Set to Weight In Wall Street Journal February 10, 1999  
Guild Targets Microsoft Editor and Publisher January 30, 1999  
Microsoft Battles "Permatemp" Issue Workforce March 1999  

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OSHA and Temps

Title Author Date Length
A Temporary Problem Daniel S. Levine March 9, 1997 2 pages

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Health Insurance

Title Author Date Length
The Rising Number of Uninsured Workers: An Approaching Crisis in Health Care Financing Kenneth E. Thorpe, University medical Center, National Coalition on Health Care October 1997 17 pages
Employed Contingent and Non-contingent Workers and Those With Alternatives and Traditional Work Arrangements by Health Insurance Coverage and Eligibility for Employer-Provided Pension Plans U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics February 1997 3 pages
Highlights Taken From ‘Health in America Tied to Income and Education’ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NCHS Press Office, Health & Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala   54 pages
Slight Decline in Contingent Workers, Little Change in Alternative Work Arrangements EBRI Notes Vol. 19, No. y July 1998 1 page
Many Who Lack Insurance in New Jersey Work Full Time: Hospitals Offer Census Data in Plea for Funding Lindy Washburn 1998 1 page

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Permatemping

Title Author Date Length
Equal Work, Less-Equal Perks: Microsoft Leads the Way in Filling Jobs with ‘Permatemps’ Steven Greenhouse, New York Times May 30, 1998 1 page
Labor’s Day: The Challenge Ahead Jeremy Breacher, Tim Costello, Data Center/Impact Research September 21, 1998 7 pages
A Leading Role for HR In Alternative Staffing Thomas C. Greble, HR Magazine February 1997 5 pages
Contingent Workers Dunlop Commission, U.S. Department of Labor   6 pages
Temproary Workers Seen as Having Little Chance to Advance Sherwood Ross, Reuters January 11, 1997 2 pages
Not Made in Heaven David Nye October 1996 5 pages
Is the Growth of Part-Time, Temporary, and Subcontracted Employment Unfair to Workers? The CQ Researcher October 24, 1997  
Temporary Workers Feel Short-Changed USA Today April 11, 1997  

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Surveys of Temp Workers

Title Author Date Length
A Survey of Former Temporaries National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services (NATSS) August 1995 19 pages
Temp Work: The Best/Worst Job You’ll Ever (Not Really) Have John Gorden December 14, 1998 3 pages

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Student and Faculty Papers

Title Author Date Length
Social Policy Report - New Jersey Senate Bill #866 / Re-Regulation of Temporary Help Firms as Employment Agencies Under the Department of Labor Terry McKim, Ramapo College October 1998 14 pages
Temporary Employment Agencies: A Study of the Temporary Employment Industry and its Relations to the New Brunswick Case Lou Kimmel, Drew University September 1998 47 pages
Social Work and Downsizing: Theoretical Implications and Strategic Responses Dr. Sam Rosenberg, Ramapo College 1997 20 pages
The Battle Over ‘Employer" Status in Post-War U.S.: The Case of the Temporary Help Firm Dr. George Gonos, SUNY Pottsdam June 1995 31 pages
The Temporary Industry: What It Is – Who I am – And Where We Are Going?      

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Hi-Tech Temps

Title Author Date Length
Temporary to Hire: What Are You Worth? David E. Ross January 31, 1997 3 pages
Unions Eye Electronics Again Electronic News June 8, 1998  

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Sociology/Ethics of Contigent Work

Title Author Date Length
Temporary Employment and the Social Contract Brian K. Steverson, Online Journal of Ethics, Institute for Business and Professional Ethics 1997 10 pages
Historical Perspectives on Part-time and Temporary Workers Joyce L. Kornbluh, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations   16 pages
Measuring Job Security Thomas Nardone, Jonathan Veum, Julie Yates, Monthly Labor Review June 1997 8 pages
The Long-Term Consequences of Non-Traditional Employment Monthly Labor Review May 1998  
Occupational Social Work for the 21st Century Social Work November 1998  

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Apologies/Excuses

Title Author Date Length
Non-Standard Work is Preferred by Most "Contingent" Workers Max Lyons January 2, 1998 13 pages
Temps and the Labor Market – Why Unions Fear Staffing Companies Brad Lips, Regulation and the CATO Review of Business and Government Spring 1998 8 pages
Temporary Help is Becoming a Permanent Solution Anne Nelson, School of Industrial & Labor Relations Cornell University   3 pages
Trend Towards Blended Workforce Increases Jennifer Newton, Workforce October 1997 2 pages
Temp Your Way to Full Time Job Sherly Silver, Star Ledger November 23, 1997 1 page
Rent-a-Worker Angie Dasbach, Johnson County Business Times February 17, 1997 1 page
Many Prefer the ‘Temporary’ Lifestyle The Bergen Record April 19, 1998 1 page
Temporary Jobs: Making Them Work for You NATTS   5 pages
Flexible Employment: Positive Work Strategies for the 21st Century Edward A. Lenz, Journal of Labor Research 1996 11 pages
Downsizing, budget cuts, and the Changing Nature of Work Itself are Spurring Federal Managers to Find New Ways to Use Contingent Workers Workforce March 1997 6 pages
Staffing to Suit Book Excerpt: The Contingent Workforce – An HR Perspective 1995 4 pages
The End of the Job William Bridges, Fortune September 19, 1994 5 pages
Contingent Workers Happier on the Job Advancement of Management Journal Summer 1997  
An End to the Dead-End Job? U.S. News and World Report October 27, 1997  

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Employer/Client Firm Guide

Title Author Date Length
How and Why to Outsource Outsourcing Institute   12 pages
A Report on Temporary, Part-Time, and Contract Employment in the United States: New Guidance From an Employer Survey Susan Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research June 1997 47 pages
Temp Terrors! Hire the Right Tech Temp and Avoid a Horror Story John Rizzo, Computer Currents December 1997 6 pages
CBR Minisurvey: Part-Time and Temporary Employees Demand Better Pay and More Benefits Felicia Jefferson, Don Bohl, Compensation & Benefits Review November – December 1998 4 pages
Managing a Mixed Workforce Training October 1997  
Look Who's Joined the Training Game Training March 1997  

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Contract Employees

Title Author Date Length
Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics February 1997 6 pages
Self-reliance and Security for Contract Employees James R. Ziegler, Contract Employees Handbook   1 page
1998 Directory of Contract Staffing Firms Weekly Contract Employment   372 pages
Careers Management: Is the Bloom Off the Rose of Contract Workers? The Downside of Having Non-Staff Employees is Becoming More Apparent to Companies Susan Vaugh, Times Mirror Company February 24, 1997 2 pages
USA Labor: Beware Legal, Tax Pitfalls of Replacing Full-Time Staff The Economist Intelligence Unit   7 pages
Microsoft Case Changing Use of Contract Workers Christina LaBeau, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Gannett News Service   4 pages
Contract Workers Push for Rights Electronic Business April 1999  

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Contingent Work Definition and Demographics

Title Author Date Length
The New Nomads: The Future of Our Changing Workforce Brian Bohling Human Resources Vice President, CDI Corp 1998 25 pages
It’s Temporary – Solution to Staff Shortages, Special Projects, Tight Labor Market Rafael Gerena-Morales, The Bergen Record November 16, 1997 1 page
The Future of Contingent Work Gillian Flynn, Personnel Journal April 1995 3 pages
Flexible Labor: Restructuring the American Work Force Angela Clinton, Monthly Labor Review August 1997 24 pages
The Anatomy of the Standard Work: Downscaling of Jobs Helene Jorgensen, Technical Working Paper T009, Public Policy Department, AFL-CIO December 1997 38 pages
Non-Standard Work, Sub-standard jobs, Flexible Work Arrangements in the U.S. Economic Policy Institute   2 pages
New Data on Contingent and Alternative Employment Examined by BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of the Census August 17, 1995 15 pages
Median Usual Weekly Earnings of Full and Part Time Contingent and Non-Contingent Wage and Salary Workers and Those With Alternative and Traditional Work Arrangements by Sex, Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics from the current population survey February 1997 2 pages
Office Automation Technology and Contingent Work Modes Mary T. Coates, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress   4 pages
Production Organization and Worktime – the Emergence of a Contingent Labor Market Susan Christopherson, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University   5 pages
The New Migrant Workers – Part Time and Temporary Jobholders Toil for Low Pay and Limited Benefits Sara Collins, US News & World Report July 4, 1994 5 pages
Laid Off! Computer Technologies and the Re-engineered Workplace Jeremy Rifkin 1994 15 pages
Contingent Workers: Where’s the Fit? Brian Tarcy, Across the Board April 1994 7 pages
Workers Hold Part Time, Other ‘Non-Standard’ Jobs; Most Sacrifice Wages, Benefits, and Security Economic Policy Institute September 21, 1998 3 pages

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