Stephen C. Dwyer, Esq.
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Operating Officer
Dwyer is a leading authority on the legal and public policy aspects of staffing. He engages in and coordinates the association’s legal and public affairs activities and advises the staffing industry on labor and employment law and policy issues. He has testified before legislatures and regulatory bodies regarding, and written extensively and spoken widely on, the staffing industry. Before joining ASA, he was associated with the New York multinational law firm Chadbourne & Parke, as well as De Forest & Duer, a 100-year-old Wall Street firm. Dwyer is a member of the New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, and District of Columbia bar associations.
Brittany Sakata, Esq.
Sakata is an experienced labor and employment attorney with more than 10 years of experience litigating matters on behalf of individuals and employers prior to joining ASA in 2016. She advises members on labor and employment law and policy issues, including EEO, wage and hour, immigration/I-9, OSHA, and NLRB issues.
Ed Lenz, Esq.
Lenz is former ASA general counsel and senior vice president for legal and public affairs. He is a national authority on the legal and policy aspects of staffing and leads the industry’s advocacy efforts regarding the Affordable Care Act. He also serves as senior adviser for employment, labor & benefits to the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
Toby Malara, Esq.
Vice President, Government Relations
Malara advises on all staffing-related legislation and regulation, including the Affordable Care Act, immigration/I-9, paid sick leave, sales tax and per diem issues. He also directs the association’s political activities through its political action committee, StaffingPAC.
Shaan A. Rizvi, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Rizvi is a seasoned labor and employment law attorney with expertise in the areas of workplace investigations; managerial and employee trainings; and administrative agency and EEO compliance. He also counsels members on wage and hour, immigration, and OSHA matters. Prior to joining ASA, Rizvi was associated with Employment Practices Solutions Inc. and Cozen O’Connor PC.
The Form I-9 is a complicated two-page document that is accompanied by a 65-page handbook explaining how to complete it. There are many facets of I-9 completion that are unique to staffing firms. E-Verify is an Internet-based system maintained by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that allows businesses to verify the work eligibility of employees. The American Staffing Association offers this document to address the Form I-9 and E-Verify issues that staffing firms face most frequently. More ›
Staffing firm clients have increasingly adopted policies limiting the length of assignment of staffing firm workers as way to protect against the kind of “retro-benefits” claims faced by Microsoft. Some client policies appear to be based on the erroneous belief that, after working for a certain period of time, staffing firm employees are automatically eligible for coverage under the client’s benefits plans. To help dispel some of the common misperceptions, ASA has developed an issue paper that discusses the basic principles of law that apply to employee benefit plans and the steps clients can take to avoid retro-benefits exposure. More ›
This agreement is to be used when a staffing firm supplies assigned workers to the client on a temporary basis to supplement the client’s work force. The assigned workers will work under the direction, control, and supervision of the client. In addition to dealing with liability and indemnification issues, it contains a comprehensive set of basic operational terms and conditions. More ›
Agreement for Supplying Technical Services on a Time and Materials Basis on Service Company’s Premises
This form is used when a client desires technical services to be performed on the staffing firm’s premises by employees of the staffing firm. It states that the assigned workers are employees of the staffing firm, paid by the staffing firm, and all matters concerning wages, expenses, hours worked and paid, working conditions, and other similar administrative matters shall be resolved between the assigned worker and the staffing firm. More ›
Staffing Legal Reference Books No staffing firm should be without these essential legal desk references published by ASA. More ›
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