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Spherion Sues Terminated Franchisee for PPP Loan Fraud

In an unusual case (Complaint attached below), Spherion has filed suit against a terminated Montgomery, Alabama, franchisee and its owner for, among other things, filing for a fraudulent $278,279 PPP loan under Spherion's name, using temporary employees employed by Spherion as the basis for the loan. The lawsuit, styled Spherion Staffing, LLC v. Hart & Associates, LLC, and Patrick A. Hart, was brought in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, where Spherion is based.  Spherion is a subsidiary and franchising arm of global staffing giant Randstad Holdings. According to its website:

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