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Thwart Cybercriminals—Read Staffing Success Magazine

Late last year, a vicious cyberattack brought a well-established staffing company to its knees. The bad guys infiltrated the company’s operations, encrypted data, and then demanded payment for its return. In the March–April issue of Staffing Success magazine, read this true story that provides a valuable lesson to other firms on how to safeguard their companies—especially in a time when remote work is the new norm.

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Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending April 5.

Access Healthcare LLC
Princeton, NJ

Bloom Search
Bolingbrook, IL

Mary Jane Prigge Consulting LLC
Leesburg, VA

Personnel Evaluation Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Staff Right Services
Columbiana. OH

Staffing 360 Solutions
New York, NY

Staffing Plus

Springfield, MO

Trusted Health
San Francisco, CA

Unlimited Staffing Inc.
Butler, PA

Temporary Staffing Agencies Are the Employer for Purposes of PPP Loans

Confusion has arisen under the Paycheck Protection Program of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as to whether staffing firms or their clients should count the staffing firm’s temporary employees in determining loan eligibility and which entity can include the temporary employees’ wages as “payroll costs” in determining the maximum loan amounts.

In a new issue paper, ASA tax counsel Marc J. Gerson of Miller & Chevalier examines the question. Both the staffing agency and client should count the temporary employees in determining their respective size, but only staffing agencies, as the common law employer, can claim the temporary employees’ wages as payroll costs in determining loan amounts under the PPP.