Online Community

ASA Central

A dynamic online community for ASA members to exchange ideas and best practices, and connect with industry peers in their sector. Visit the site ›
Find Goods & Services

ASA Marketplace

This powerful online resource enables staffing companies to find and access industry supplier information, products and services. Visit the site ›
Daily Publication

Staffing Today Newsletter

Your #1 daily source for news about the workforce industry. With versions available to members and nonmembers. Visit the site ›
Health Care Reform

Affordable Care Act Resources for Staffing

Up-to-date news, resources, interactive tools, and more—all focused on helping ASA members comply with the ACA. Visit the site ›
Advertisers & Exhibitors

Staffing Industry Suppliers

ASA has numerous and diverse marketing opportunities available to help you reach the rapidly growing staffing industry. Visit the site ›
Exclusive Products

ASA Store

From certification packages and study guides to marketing tools and data reports, ASA resources add value to your business. Visit the site ›

Federal Court Enters Summary Judgment for Blackstone Consulting in EEOC Class Litigation (05/02/12)

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed defendant Blackstone Consulting Inc. from U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. RJB Properties Inc. et al. The district court rejected the EEOC’s efforts to expand the scope of employer liability under the “single employer” and “joint employer” theories, and granted summary judgment to Blackstone on all claims.

In this case, Blackstone was not the direct employer of any of the employees on whose behalf the EEOC alleged claims of national origin discrimination. It was included as a defendant based on the EEOC’s allegation that Blackstone was either a joint employer of the claimants at issue, or a single employer with co-defendant RJB Properties Inc., an Illinois janitorial services company that employed the claimants. Blackstone is a California company that provided consulting services, including human resource consulting, payroll, and management consulting services, to clients, including RJB Properties.

The EEOC argued that Blackstone, by providing these services, was potentially liable as a Title VII employer for the alleged acts of national origin discrimination. The court rejected the EEOC’s arguments and awarded summary judgment to Blackstone, concluding that there is no basis for liability against Blackstone, among other reasons, because it was not the employer of any of the employees at issue.