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ASA Launches Training Course to Help Keep Temporary, Contract Employees Free From Harassment at Work

The American Staffing Association has introduced a new training solution for its staffing agency members to assist them in complying with federal, state, and local workplace harassment laws. The goal of the program is to help ensure that the millions of temporary and contract employees on assignment in the U.S. each business day are free from harassment.

ASA is partnering with Kantola Training Solutions to provide a full-service and cost-effective training solution to its members. Co-developed by Littler, the world’s largest labor and employment firm, the online program covers all federal, state, and local requirements, and will continually be updated as new laws are passed.

Staffing agencies are required to comply with all applicable employment laws and temporary and contract workers are protected by these laws, including those addressing harassment. Several states and municipalities, including California, New York State— and New York City—currently require by law that organizations provide regular workplace harassment prevention training to employees. However, it is a staffing industry best practice for all companies—even those operating in states where training is not mandated by law—to offer such training to their employees.

“The prevention of workplace harassment is a top priority of the staffing industry, and ASA is committed to helping staffing agencies promote both lawful and mutually beneficial relationships with everyone they place on assignment with clients,” said Stephen C. Dwyer, Esq., ASA general counsel. “The ASA workplace harassment prevention training course is the first staffing-specific solution to market, and addresses the unique considerations of the joint employer relationship between staffing agencies and clients.”

The program is being provided with support from ASA corporate partner World Wide Specialty Programs.

To learn more, visit americanstaffing.net/harassmentprevention.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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