Principle 1 Employment and Compensation
Key Element D Non-Salaried Employees

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Organizations often use independent contractors and temporary employees to reduce costs. Unfortunately, they are not typically obligated under U.S. federal law to provide core employee benefits such as medical insurance, paid leave, and retirement plans. However, employers should extend their commitment to gender equality in their use of independent contractors and temporary staffing agencies.

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Indicator 1

Seek temporary staffing agencies and independent contractors with positive records on gender equality. Require these groups to adhere to your organization's non-discrimination policies.

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Indicator 2

Assist women contract workers seeking regular placement by providing job counseling and mentoring.

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