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Labor Broking

A term used in South Africa to denote the supply of temporary labor through an agency.

Labor Contracting (Labor Leasing)

The provision of labor to a third party, usually providing limited or no benefits to the workers and for a limited time. Most commonly used to describe agricultural and construction contract labor arrangements. Sometimes used more broadly to include employee or staff leasing, temporary help, and other business services such as cleaning and security.

Labor Hire

A term used in Australia, especially by regulators, referring to temporary staffing.

Labor on Demand

The entire non-employee population, inclusive of Contingent Workers and SOWs, ICs, etc. (See also: Contingent Work, Statement of Work, Independent Contractor.)

Leased Employees

Individual workers assigned to clients by an organization that employs the workers or assumes responsibility as an employer for the length of the assignment. In the US, employees may be ‘leased’ by Professional Employer Organizations (PEO); in the UK they can be provided via umbrella companies; and in France, by portage companies. In the UK some temporary workers are engaged on contracts guaranteeing a level of work and payment between assignments (‘Swedish Derogation’ contracts – see definition) such that they are effectively ‘leased employees,’ and in other countries they may be employed on permanent employment contracts in countries (e.g., Germany) where all agency workers have to be employed by suppliers on a ‘benched’ capacity. (See Staff Leasing)

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO)

A sub-category of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) that refers to the practice of a law firm or corporation obtaining legal support services from an outside law firm or legal support services company (LPO provider).

Legal Staffing

Staffing of attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and other related legal professionals. Roughly corresponds to the US BLS’s Legal Occupations group and to the ISCO’s Legal Professionals group.

Licensee/Licensor

In the staffing industry, similar to a franchise relationship in that an independent party operates a staffing company’s business in a designated territory. Unlike a franchise relationship, temporary employees are typically employed by, paid and billed by the licensor. The staffing firm that is the licensor typically counts as revenue the total system sales of its licensees and pays the local operator a fee usually based on gross margin. (See also: Franchise.)

Life Sciences Staffing

Staffing of research professionals and research technicians, primarily serving the pharmaceutical (clinical trial), biotech, chemical, and food and beverage industries. Common job titles include scientist, research assistant, clinical trial coordinator and chemist. Roughly corresponds to the US BLS’s Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations group and to the ISCO’s Physical and Earth Science Professionals and Life Science Professionals groups.

Limosa Declaration

Landenoverschrijdend Informatiesysteem Migratie Onderzoek Sociaal Administratief (Limosa) is a mandatory declaration for foreign employees, self-employed persons and apprentices in Belgium, including those working on a temporary basis. As of July 1, 2013, all foreign selfemployed workers must make a Limosa declaration prior to starting work. Limosa is used to fight against fraud and the unfair competition of foreign workers who accept work at below-market wages and disregard Belgian labor laws and regulations. Failure to follow Limosa legislation correctly can lead to sanctions against the employee and the employer.

Liquidated Damages

Compensation fee paid to a temporary staffing firm for the loss of an employee when the staffing firm’s customer hires the temporary employee on a direct-hire basis. This is more typically known as a Conversion fee in Europe. Some full-service firms prefer to charge a “placement fee” rather than liquidated damages when this occurs. Many firms allow the liquidated damages or placement fee to be negotiated over a period of 30 to 180 days on the temporary assignment. (See also: Conversion Fee, Temporary-to-Permanent.)

Locum tenens

Latin for “holding the place.” In healthcare staffing, locum tenens is a temporary physician who is substituting for a physician who is absent from his or her duties. This also refers to the segment of the healthcare staffing industry that provides these physicians.

Long-term Assignment

Usually refers to assignments of more than a year, but in some cases assignments more than six months are considered to be long-term. There is no legal guideline for what actually constitutes “long-term” in relation to jobs or employment. (See also: Short-term Assignment.)
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