Thursday, May 28, 2009

Albany Chief Executive Martin Glick to Speak at Co-Employment and Risk Forum

Conference addresses complex issues, risks in deploying contingent workers globally

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2009 -- Martin Glick, Albany founder and chief executive officer, will join other experts speaking at the 2009 Contingent Workforce Strategies Co-Employment and Risk Forum, to be held June 18-19 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.

Glick will participate in the panel discussion, “Global Risks in Managing Your Contingent Workforce.” Panelists will address the complexities companies face in making sure their use of contingent labor is compliant with labor and related laws once they cross national borders. The Forum is produced by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Global Risks in Managing Your Contingent Workforce.
“The benefits from the use of temporary employees and independent contractors come with significant risks for companies expanding into global markets,” said Glick. “It’s necessary to develop a strategic plan that addresses the unique legal, business and operating environments from country to country.”

For example, markets like Japan have extremely restrictive labor laws. Labor authorities there have the same power of arrest as the local police authorities. Technically, they can lead management out in handcuffs if they find a compliance problem. Non-compliance also carries heavy financial fines and penalties.

Companies must grasp the spectrum of risk they face in various international locations and develop appropriate plans. Glick’s advice is to take a country-by-country approach, as well as design an individual approach that considers the specific business environments, expectations of contingent workers, and the local regulations governing temporary labor. They can often benefit from recruiting local managers who speak the language and understand the local market and laws.

Glick has a good deal of familiarity in dealing with risk. He founded Albany in 1989, which is now one of the world’s leading workforce management companies with operations in over 70 countries. While not every country threatens arrest, companies that misclassify a worker can still be liable for payroll taxes, social security, and onerous interest and penalties.

Albany protects companies from risk by outsourcing the employment, compliance and administration of contingent workers through several program options. Albany also offers compliance audits on existing suppliers and workers; recommendations, training and sup¬port for managers; as well as solutions that allow ineligible independent contractors to be structured as employees.

About Albany
Albany’s innovation and professionalism over the last 20 years has helped it grow into the market leader for contingent workforce management solutions. With offices on six continents serving clients in more than 70 countries, Albany offers a variety of national and international workforce solutions, including contractor [payroll, Independent Contractor compliance, Managed Service Provider programs, Recruitment Process Management and Consulting, and visa & migration services.

Jason Posel
Senior Vice President
Jason.Posel (at) thealbanygroup (dot) com

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