The firm's Staffing Industry Department possesses the legal and business acumen essential to provide advice to the dynamic and rapidly expanding staffing industry. Our clients range from single office operations to publicly and privately held national and international multi-office operations and franchised locations. The group, under the supervision of Joel A. Klarreich
, who has over thirty-five years' experience representing staffing firms, offers our clients services relating to corporate matters, finance and capital formation, acquisitions and divestitures, employment law, operational issues, unfair competition, labor and EEO matters, non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants, all within the context of the staffing industry's special needs. Mr. Klarreich is a sought-after speaker to industry groups on staffing industry mergers and acquisitions, employment law and EEO matters and other issues affecting the staffing business.
- Advice on all aspects of staffing firm operations, drawing on many years of practical experience in this area of the law, including employment law matters, in conjunction with our Employment Law Department.
- Employment, shareholder and operating agreements and related contract matters, consulting arrangements and the like in conjunction with our Corporate Department.
- Negotiation and drafting of operational forms, client agreements, and prime vendor, outsourcing and similar agreements.
- Financing and capital formation, banking relationships, loan agreements and related financial aspects of the staffing industry.
- New ventures, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts, and other complex corporate transactions related to the staffing industry.
- Assisting industry members with Internet operations and with domain name and trademark issues.
- Real estate and leasing matters, unique to the staffing industry.
- Representation and advice in connection with regulatory, licensing, franchising and similar matters.
- Negotiating, drafting and enforcing non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants.
- Employment law matters, such as pre-employment inquiries, complaint procedures, benefits, defense of employment and equal employment opportunity claims, claims, policy implementation, wage and hour planning and overtime issues, and drug and alcohol programs, peculiar to the staffing industry.