There is no way around it, co-employment exists between a staffing agency and the client. Companies should not frown on this, but embrace it as a way to better protect all their workers—temporary or otherwise.
If you are using a temporary staffing agency, there simply is no getting around the co-employment and joint employer obligations. Clients cannot contract their obligations away. And they should not want to. Laws and regulations that protect workers (temporary or otherwise) are purposeful and meaningful and have improved lives and families for decades. It is in the best interests of clients, staffing agencies, and our employees to work together to understand the laws and the regulations and to jointly take responsibility to protect all workers’ rights.
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