November 28, 2023

Today Is Giving Tuesday—Support the ASA Foundation

Today is Giving Tuesday, an ideal time for you to help support the future workforce by donating to the ASA Foundation. A nonprofit organization affiliated with ASA, the foundation conducts educational and charitable activities to prepare students for future career opportunities, offer scholarships to emerging women leaders in the industry, and more.

With your donation, ASA can continue to encourage a pipeline of emerging talent. Give to the ASA Foundation today. All donations are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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ASA Sues to Enjoin Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act Amendments

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, the American Staffing Association, the Staffing Services Association of Illinois, and three Illinois staffing firms were named plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Labor to immediately and permanently halt enforcement of new amendments to the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act. The complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, alleges that the amendments violate the state constitution and U.S. Constitution—as well as federal statutes including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Affordable Care Act, and National Labor Relations Act.

On Aug. 4, Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker signed into law HB 2862, which created the sweeping amendments to the act. Among other things, the amendments require covered temporary employees who work 90 days to receive the same pay and benefits as the client’s employees. The act does not apply to temporary professional and clerical workers. After the law was enacted, the Illinois Department of Labor issued administrative regulations and proposed rules. On Nov. 17, the governor signed an amendment to delay the effective date of the onerous “equivalent pay and equivalent benefits” provision until April 1, 2024.

The lawsuit notes that the amendments and accompanying rules and regulations are too vague and impose extraordinary burden, cost, and compliance risks on staffing firms, including exposure to statutory penalties and lawsuits from uninjured third parties.

The plaintiffs are represented by Chicago law firms Locke Lord LLP and Herschman Levison Hobfoll PLLC.

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Free ASA Webinar Today—Hiring From Untapped Talent Pools

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Tapping Untapped Talents: Fair-Chance Hiring.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. A panel of experts will discuss recruiting from pools such as formerly incarcerated people, neurodiverse individuals, and people with disabilities to attract a diverse array of qualified candidates during this webinar presented by the ASA inclusion, diversity, and equity advocacy (IDEA) group. The ASA IDEA group is sponsored by ASA corporate partners ClearlyRated and Monster along with supporting sponsor WorkN.

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

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ASA Quarterly Survey Closes Friday—Get Free Staffing Employment and Sales Data

Don’t miss your chance to get the staffing and recruiting data you need. The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the third quarter of 2023 will close this Friday, Dec. 1. Participate in the survey and compare how your company is doing with similar-sized companies and firms within your industry sector.

After completing the survey, you will be able to access an exclusive online report archive, which includes benchmarks for the number of direct hire searches and permanent placements, sector-specific gross margin trends, and payroll and productivity metrics by company size. Participate by DATE to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for. Visit to take the survey today.

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