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Two More Myths About Staffing And Temporary Workers

By Will Temby

Here are two more myths about the staffing industry:

Temporary employees are not entitled to benefits.

The reality is that, for many companies, temp workers are in fact not entitled to benefits. In other organizations, however, temporary employees may be entitled to the same benefits as full-time, permanent employees. It all depends on the terms of your plans and other factors including the length of time a temporary worker is in your service.

Wage and hour laws do not protect temporary workers.

In reality, temporary employees are entitled to the same minimum-wage and overtime rights as full-time, permanent employees.

Check back here later this week for more myth-busting truths about staffing.

About the Author


Will Temby

Will has enjoyed a 20-year career in leadership positions in the hospitality and travel industry throughout the U.S. with the Hyatt, Sheraton, Hilton, Renaissance and Steamboat Ski and Resort corporations. Will received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. From 2000-2007, he served as President and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. He also served as Vice President-Special Projects for the University of Colorado Foundation from 2007 to 2009. Will is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Homeland Defense Foundation and former member of the United States Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. He is married to Nan, has five wonderful children, and enjoys coaching, traveling, hiking, golfing and skiing.

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