The EEOC identifies “eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring” among its top six priorities for fiscal years 2013 through 2016, which likely portends an increase in investigations and litigation directed at staffing...more
On September 10, 2013, in Cencast L.P. v. United States, 112 AFTR 2d 2013-xxxx (CA Fed. Cir. 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Cencast Services, L.P., and a number of other...more
California-Based Firm Refused to Refer Women For Jobs in Tennessee, Federal Agency Charges -
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A California-based private employment and recruiting agency, Industrial Labor Management Group, Inc....more
Kelly Services, Inc., a Michigan staffing company, recently reached a settlement with the Department of Justice for discrimination related I-9 violations. The violations occurred when the company terminated an individual’s...more
Whose employee is it anyway?
The answer may be everyone’s.
Companies who use staffing agencies to supply workers may be considered joint employers of those workers, even if the staffing agency hires and pays the...more
Perhaps due to the struggling job market or the tendency of company’s to contract out functions they would have previously done in house, the participation of employment agencies in the job market has exploded in recent...more
EEOC Charged Staffmark Fired Employee Because of Her Prosthetic Leg -
CHICAGO - Staffmark Investment LLC, one of the nation's largest commercial staffing companies, will pay $100,000 under a consent decree entered June...more
Companies are increasingly using subcontractors, temporary staffing agencies, leased employees, and independent contractors to supplement or, sometimes, replace their regular workforces....more
Amendments to the PRC Labor Contract Law take effect on July 1, adding limitations on employment structures.
On July 1, 2013, amendments to the People's Republic of China (PRC) Labor Contract Law will take effect. The...more
Recently, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Hire Dynamics, a staffing firm. According to the complaint, after a Hire Dynamics employee filed a charge of discrimination against one of its clients, the staffing firm retaliated...more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against both Staffmark Investment LLC and Sony Electronics, Inc., claiming that both companies violated the Americans with...more
A while back, I posted on EBay's current dispute with the Department of Justice over a no-poaching agreement it had with Intuit concerning the companies' tacit understanding not to poach management level employees. The...more
This one completely baffles me.
Lawyers have to make judgment calls at trial over evidence all the time. Just as important as deciding what to introduce by way of oral testimony or documentary evidence is deciding what...more
In August 2012, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a bill that established a series of new legal requirements for temporary staffing agencies and the companies that use their services. The law, called the...more