Legal Help & Advocacy

Staffing firms have to know and comply with the federal and state laws and regulations that govern their activities and their relationships with both employees and clients. Some of the most valuable benefits of ASA membership are the legal information and updates provided to members on a regular basis, and ASA’s advocacy on issues that impact its member companies and the industry.

Employment Law Knowledge for Your Business

Staffing Law Digest - American Staffing AssociationASA's experts in labor and employment law are the industry's top resource for co-employment and employment law information--they've literally written the books on these topics. These reference volumes are used in ASA certification programs and no staffing firm should be without them.

The ASA legal team keeps members informed and up-to-date on important legislative and regulatory matters through a variety of channels including:

  • Issue and pending legislation alerts
  • Staffing Law digest, published three times a year
  • Lists of state E-Verify laws and staffing-specific state laws
  • Webinars and recordings of educational presentations
  • Articles and issue papers

Policies, Procedures, and Sample Documents

Sample Social Media PolicyASA members can access legal resources that can help in their operations, including:

  • Model employee and client contracts for various industry sectors
  • Model timesheet language
  • Sample social media policy
  • Best practices for various sectors


Protecting Your Business and the Industry

U.S. Capitol BuildingSpeaking out counts—in the halls of Congress and state legislatures, before the news media, and with clients. ASA advocates on behalf of members’ interests in Washington and in all 50 states on issues including:

  • Health care reform
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Sales taxes on staffing services
  • Immigration reform
  • Workers’ compensation
  • And other issues affecting the staffing industry and your business