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Staffing Law Digest
Staffing Law digest, published three times a year, keeps ASA members informed of current legal, legislative, and regulatory developments affecting the staffing services industry.
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Staffing Legal Reference Books
No staffing firm should be without these essential legal desk references published by ASA.
Employment Law for Staffing Professionals
14th edition. Updated in 2019, a must-have resource for navigating the many complex issues regarding the legal relationships between staffing firms, the employees they supply, and the clients that use their services.
14th edition is available in both ebook and print textbook formats.
Co-Employment: Employer Liability Issues in Third-Party Staffing Arrangements
9th edition. Updated in 2019, This text explains the relationship between a staffing firm and its client, in which each has legal rights and duties with respect to temporary and contract employees.
9th edition is available in both ebook and print textbook formats.
Employment Law for Search Consultants
A comprehensive legal resource that includes employment law information that is critical to the work of direct hire recruiters.
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 ›
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