For a variety of reasons, both economic and non-economic, employers have relied more and more heavily on independent contractors and temporary workers. Temporary workers being employees of temporary agencies, staffing...more
The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert on March 3, 2014 in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Jesse Busk to resolve a federal circuit split on whether time employees spend in security screenings is compensable under the FLSA....more
The American Staffing Association (ASA) recently reported that the trend to hire temporary and contract employees through staffing agencies continues to grow. In 2013 staffing companies employed three million workers per day...more
In Germany, many companies have resorted to utilizing temp workers through a third-party agency instead of hiring their own personnel. Temp workers typically are leased from an agency that employs the temps and assigns them...more
The Obama administration's July 2013 announcement, delaying enforcement of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act by one year, has affected not only when employees must be offered health insurance coverage but...more
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
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
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
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