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Did You Know an Employee Handbook Can Be Legally Binding?

In some situations, courts have interpreted employee handbooks as creating either express or implied contracts, particularly if they contain provisions that could legally and reasonably suggest that the employer and the employee intended to bind each other by the handbook’s contents. Do you know how to comply with human resource-related policies and protect your company?

A session at the upcoming ASA Staffing Law & Compliance Conference will deliver best practices and legal compliance strategies for employee policies and handbooks. “Employee Handbooks and HR Policies for Staffing Firms: What’s New, What’s Harmful, and What’s Missing,” presented by Deborah R. Pierce, Esq., SPHR, of Integrity Staffing Solutions and Evan M. Rosen, Esq., of Jackson Lewis PC, will look at how to customize your policies for the unique intricacies of the staffing business. Come away with the “must-have” language; learn which clauses to include or change; decide whether you should have separate handbooks for temporary workers and corporate employees; and adopt critical staffing-specific policies. This session will also cover recent changes to state and local laws and how national or regional staffing companies should address the myriad laws that must now be addressed in company policies and employee handbooks.

The 2024 ASA Staffing Law & Compliance Conference is not just for lawyers—programming is designed for staffing firm owners and executives, human resource professionals, compliance managers, recruiters, and attorneys. It takes place May 16–17 at the Westin Washington, DC, Downtown in Washington, DC. Visit to register at the best rates available.

Find Pay Rate Benchmarks for Your Area With the Expanded Temporary Help Wage Tool

Get employment and wage estimates for more than 800 occupations nationwide, by state and by metropolitan statistical area, with a view of the temporary help services industry. The ASA Temporary Help Wage Tool has been updated and now is available as an easy-to-download Excel file.

This resource can help you inform strategic decisions and support discussions with clients regarding pay rates for specific jobs—benchmark temporary and contract worker wages, compare staffing industry wages and employment with all industries, and get data on pay rates for specific jobs. To get more information and download the tool, visit