California Staffing Agency and Labor Contractor Law
Workers hired by staffing agencies are often thought to work solely in offices, but many workers in California's agricultural, construction and garment industries are hired by staffing agencies. Law AB 1897 allows workers for staffing agencies to file employment lawsuits not just against the agencies that hire them but also against the company that hired the staffing agency or labor contractor.
Labor contractors and staffing agencies are accused of not properly paying their workers minimum wage or overtime, not providing proper meal breaks and not providing a safe and hazard-free work environment. In such cases, workers can file a lawsuit against the labor contractor and staffing agency, and also against the client employer.