Lincoln (Neb.) Journal-Star
John Rossheim, 1/18/2017
In recent years, “employers have been reaching out to staffing agencies because of all the regulatory requirements in how they treat employees,” says Nancy Hammer, senior government affairs policy counsel at SHRM.
With a more conservative top court, staffing firms could see some of their clients keep more jobs in-house. While Hammer sees this impact as very industry-specific, “we’re going to see changes in how employers behave if they are relieved of some of that burden.”
Government may retrench on co-employment claims. “A more conservative court may back off on controlling the workplace, going back to existing statute,” says Hammer. “Joint employment is at the top of the list, because Browning-Ferris was a real sea change. Staffing agencies have a fear of being considered a joint employer.”