Staffing Legal News: California Legal Risk – Let Me Count the Ways

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A recent lawsuit contains a laundry list of potential California employment law violations. Because compliance in California is so difficult, non-California firms should give careful consideration to the risks before making placements there.

A lawsuit against a staffing firm in Northern California reads like the Table of Contents for California employment laws, illustrating how a single incorrect (allegedly) practice can lead to multiple violations. The case is a class action filed by a former temporary worker against CoWorx Staffing Services, a respected firm with approximately 50 offices around the US, mainly in the Northeast. During the course of the litigation, the Plaintiff has asserted no less than thirteen distinct transgressions:

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