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California SB 1162: Special Staffing Agency Payroll Employee Report and Webinar Slides Available

California’s new pay data reporting law, SB 1162, requires staffing agencies to submit payroll employee reports that include pay information categorized by employee race, ethnicity, and sex. The law also requires certain staffing agency clients to submit separate labor contractor employee reports with the same pay data information for employees provided to the clients by staffing agencies.

Because staffing agencies have not historically maintained race and ethnicity data for their employees, California’s Civil Rights Division—at the urging of ASA—is allowing “unknown” to be reported for staffing agency employees. This exception, which only applies for the 2022 reporting year, applies to both staffing agency payroll employee reports and client labor contractor employee reports. Clients can report “unknown” on labor contractor employee reports using the template report that is available for download on CRD’s website. Staffing agencies can report “unknown” on a special staffing agency payroll employee report that is available for download here. A copy of the staffing agency payroll employee report can also be obtained by emailing Note that the “unknown” category can be selected only where that information is in fact unknown and not reasonably obtainable before the filing deadline.

Additionally, on Feb. 2  ASA hosted an exclusive webinar with Adam Romero, deputy director of executive programs for CRD, on SB 1162. Although the webinar was not recorded, slides from Romero’s presentation are now available for download on CRD’s website.

Meet This Year’s Standout Staffing Employee—Read Staffing Success Magazine

2023 National Staffing Employee of the Year Miechia Esco, M.D., holds a varied résumé—vascular surgeon, scientific researcher, yoga instructor, and public servant, to name a few of her impressive titles. In the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine, read how her partnership with a locum tenens staffing firm transformed how she lives and works.

ASA members can access the current issue and back issues of Staffing Success, and other ASA digital publications, at

New ASA Legal Line Video for Members: Termination Best Practices

The ASA Legal Line monthly video series features a member of the association’s legal team and addresses critical legal, regulatory, and legislative topics that have direct implications for your business. In the latest installment, ASA general counsel Brittany Sakata, Esq., discusses the legal requirements surrounding employee terminations and reductions in force, specifically the implications of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act).

ASA recently updated its WARN Act issue paper in partnership with Jackson Lewis, an ASA legal sponsor; you also can learn more about this topic at the ASA Staffing Law Conference in the session “Best Practices in HR: Employee Discipline, Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Reductions in Force.” The 2023 ASA Staffing Law Conference takes place May 18–19 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.

Watch the latest ASA Legal Line video, then join the conversation on ASA Central. The ASA Legal Line monthly video series is sponsored by Essential StaffCARE, an ASA corporate partner.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Feb. 26.

Accede Solutions
Inverness, IL

American Trades
Dallas, TX

Intellects Group LLC
Alpharetta, GA

Staffing With Bliss
Jacksonville, FL