Seasonal Hiring in Pandemic Raises Staffing Firms’ Risks

Friday, December 18, 2020

John Ho was quoted in Bloomberg Law discussing how staffing companies that hire holiday help for shipping, shopping, and health care have a big new concern this season — how to keep these temporary workers safe during a pandemic. John said staffing firms should revisit their contracts with employers to determine who is responsible for virus-related worker safety issues. This is especially true when contracts contain ambiguous language that could indicate COVID-19 related issues apply to their own employees as well, he said. “It should be spelled out so there is no finger-pointing at the end of the day,” he said.

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