The staffing industry today accounts for more than two-and-a-half million people employed daily in the United States. For the most part, both the staffing companies that hire the workers and the client companies that utilize the labor are considered “joint employers” for purposes of employment laws. Because staffing companies may be held legally responsible for actions taken by client companies, handshake deals and back-of-the-napkin “contracts” are no longer appropriate- if they ever were.
This presentation will help staffing company owners better understand the legal doctrine of “joint employment” and, more importantly, how to mitigate risk. Discussions will revolve around the following topics:
- How a staffing company can protect itself from client missteps
- How well-drafted contracts can help allocate risks and liabilities
- How non-compete and non-solicitations can be used to protect your business