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May 07, 2020 May 11, 2020

Don’t Miss the Virtual Event for Staffing Company Owners

ASA will present an exclusive virtual event next week for leaders of the nation’s fastest-growing staffing companies. Get critical and timely information on managing your business operations in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The half-day event takes place May 13 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Eastern time. The agenda includes a session on executing your growth strategies, an opportunity to get answers to your staffing-specific legal questions, and time to network virtually with other staffing company owners.

Learn more and register at

Get Data on Job Trends in the Industry—Participate in the ClearlyRated Recruitment Outlook Index

Want to know job order trends in your sector, right now? ClearlyRated, an ASA corporate partner, has created a Recruitment Outlook Index and related resources to assist staffing companies during this pandemic and beyond.

Participate in the ClearlyRated Recruitment Outlook Index to get full access to weekly reports on business outlook and job opening trends in the staffing industry, by sector.

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Assisting Workers With Disabilities

With more employees working remotely, it’s essential that employers remember people with disabilities and set those employees up for workplace success. Learn about new resources from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy during the ASA webinar “Best Practices for Promoting Workplace Success for People With Disabilities.” Brought to you by the ASA industrial section, it takes place Friday, May 15, 2–3 p.m. Eastern time.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit

There’s Still Time to Earn Recognition for Your Firm

Even while facing new challenges and adjusting strategic priorities, there’s value in earning national recognition for your company’s accomplishments. The deadline for ASA award program submissions has been extended to July 1.

The National Staffing Employee of the Year program celebrates temporary and contract employees who are outstanding performers and exemplify the promise of staffing employment. Sponsored by StaffPRO3, a division of PMC Insurance Group.

The ASA Elevate Awards honor outstanding, innovative, and effective work-based learning programs that train, reskill, and upskill temporary and contract employees.

Learn more and apply at

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending May 3.

American Staffing LLC
Maryland Heights, MO
Apartment Solutions Inc.
San Antonio, TX
BridgeWork Partners LLC
Dallas, TX
Busy Season Staffing Solutions
Guaynabo, PR
Corporate Connection Inc.
Metairie, LA
Greensboro Staffing Consultants
Greensboro, NC
Marketplace Professionals
Greenville, SC
SilverChair Partners LLC
New York, NY
Staffing Solutions of Hawaii / Na Kahu Malama Nurses Inc.
Honolulu, HI
Temps Now
Baltimore, MD

ASA Publishes Checklist for Borrowers That May Consider Seeking PPP Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration continue to issue updated guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Recently, the government reminded borrowers about the good-faith certification of “necessity” required to obtain a PPP loan and stated that it may audit any business that has received PPP funding before granting loan forgiveness, particularly on loans in excess of $2 million.

In light of this guidance, ASA has published a checklist by Marc. J. Gerson and Alex Sarria of Miller & Chevalier Chartered. “Paycheck Protection Program—Preparing to Apply for Loan Forgiveness” identifies steps that PPP borrowers can take to support both their good-faith certification of loan necessity and any future application for loan forgiveness.

DOL Addresses Certain Staffing Clients’ Obligation to Provide FFCRA Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor has again updated its compliance assistance Q&As for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Most significantly, DOL added a question (question 90) clarifying who will be responsible for providing paid FFCRA leave in the staffing context. The Q&A provides that, where a staffing firm has more than 500 employees and thus is not covered by the FFCRA, and the client has under 500 employees and is covered, the staffing firm does not have leave obligations for temporary workers but the client will be obligated to provide the leave to such workers if it is a joint employer. DOL noted that a client likely will be a joint employer if it exercises supervision and control over work schedules or conditions of employment; DOL cautioned that a staffing firm cannot discriminate or retaliate against workers or interfere with their ability to take leave.

DOL has updated its guidance several times by adding more questions and answers since the law was passed in March, and the DOL website should be monitored regularly for additional updates.