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Feb
07

New State Salary Minimums - Are you Compliant?

Everyone is familiar with the $35,568 federal minimum salary requirement for overtime exempt employees. But federal law is not the last word when it comes to this subject. State and local governments are increasingly adopting their own salary standards, including some major changes for 2023. Before we get too
1 min read
Jan
31

New California Law Requires Pay Rate Disclosures to the State and to Staffing Clients

Pay transparency legislation creates significant administrative burden for California employers, with a special twist for staffing firms. Last week I reported on the salary posting requirements being enacted by some states, including California. The California law, known as Senate Bill 1162, contains a less-publicized requirement that many staffing firms will
2 min read
Jan
26

Weekly Roundup: Hospitality Staffing Solutions, Aerotek, Medix, Maxim, Faststaff, and U.S. Nursing

Catching up on the action today. Not sure how Medix managed to run up $1,713,809 in unpaid fees for COVID testers - I thought the Feds paid for everything? This looks like a painful lesson about the dangers of one-off opportunities. Hospitality Staffing Solutions and Walgreens Face California
4 min read
Jan
23

Coverage of New Salary Posting Laws - How Broad?

California and Washington Regulators Take an Expansive View On January 1, 2023, California and Washington State joined Colorado in requiring salary ranges to be included in job posts. Employers with no offices or employees in these states might think they are off the hook from complying, but that would be
2 min read
Jan
10

The Federal Trade Commission’s Proposed Non-Compete Ban and the Staffing Industry

By Bill Josey, Editor, Staffing Legal News - 11 Jan 2023 Background On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission published a proposed regulation flatly banning all employee noncompete agreements, defined as any agreement that expressly or functionally “prevents the worker from seeking or accepting employment with a person, or
3 min read
Jan
05

Staffing Giant and Client Hit with "Preparatory Work" Class Action in Tennessee

I recently reported on a "preparatory work" class action involving unpaid computer startup time, which you can read about here. A January 3, 2023, lawsuit in Tennessee adopts the same legal theory in the context of production workers in a manufacturing facility.
2 min read
Dec
28

Nonpayment Lawsuits Abound-Watch Those Receivables!

It seems the number of nonpayment lawsuits filed by staffing firms is picking up, as illustrated by the examples below. With a business slowdown and possible recession in process, it is more important than ever to closely watch your receivables and immediately address any delays in payment.
1 min read
Dec
13

Another Tempnapping in Progress

In October I wrote about a temp transfer case in Ohio in which Surge Staffing alleged that a former employee, working with a competitor, pulled off a switch of 10 temps on assignment to the competitor's payroll, presumably with the client's cooperation.
3 min read
Dec
09

Latest Disability Cases Demonstrate Challenges Facing Staffing Firms

This week's disability cases come to us courtesy of Addeco USA and Vaco Nashville, each of whom find themselves a target of Federal Court disability lawsuits, along with their clients. In each case, the actions of the clients are the immediate source of the claims.
2 min read
Nov
28

Kelly Services Cases Provide Valuable Lessons in Assignment Suitability, Client Selection, and Receivables Management

A wage-hour class action lawsuit recently filed in California seems to be a good example of a job assignment that staffing firms should simply say "no" to.
3 min read