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Staffing Firm President Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme

Richard E. McDonald, former president of World Health Alternatives, Inc., a Pennsylvania medical billing and staffing firm, has pleaded guilty to a $41 million securities fraud scheme, according to WYTV News in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors say McDonald pleaded guilty on Friday to five counts including wire fraud, securities fraud, false statements, failure to pay payroll taxes […]

Official Sentenced For Staffing Firm Bribes

A senior investigator with the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development received a 60-month prison sentence for taking $1.86 million in bribes from temporary staffing firm, according to the The United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey. Joseph Rivera, 56, will also be required to pay $250,000 in restitution and forfeit money […]

E-docs Lead to Legal Hiring

Legal secretaries, legal assistants and paralegals are seeing increased hiring across the board due to the need for increased litigation support, according to a recent Tech Flash article. This is due in part to the age of electronic discovery. “Technology is playing a larger and larger role (in litigation) and a lot of firms are trying to […]

OSHA Cites Staffing Firm For Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Exel Inc. for nine — including six willful — workplace safety and health violations at the Eastern Distribution Center III, a facility in Palmyra owned by the Hershey Co. and operated by Exel. Proposed penalties total $283,000. OSHA also has cited the SHS Group LP, doing business as SHS […]

Staffing Firm, Client Cited For Violations

The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued $256,445 in citations to two companies for violations discovered during warehouse inspections that found unsafe working conditions. Cal/OSHA issued citations to warehouse owner National Distribution Centers and its temporary staffing contractor, Tri State Staffing, for more than 60 violations at four warehouses in San […]

Hotel Workers Sue Staffing Firm For Potential Violations

Hotel workers in Indianapolis have sued staffing firm Hospitality Staffing Solutions and 10 hotels in Indianapolis for wage and hour violations. If the lawsuit is certified as a collective action, the group could be entitled to as much as $10 million, according to Unite Here, a union representing the workers. The workers allege the staffing firm and hotels […]

Staffing Firm Settles Applicant Lawsuit

Integrity Staffing Solutions has settled a discrimination lawsuit brought by a job applicant convicted of aggravated assault and manslaughter 30 years ago, according to a recent Morning Call article. The applicant, Albert Dunn, accused the firm of violating the Civil Rights Act when he was denied a job at an warehouse because of his criminal record. according to the […]

One in Three Lawyers Plan to Hire in First Quarter, Survey Finds

Approximately one in three (31 percent) lawyers interviewed for the quarterly Robert Half Legal Hiring Index plans to add legal staff in the first quarter of 2012, while 4 percent plan reductions in personnel. The net 27 percent increase in projected hiring activity is up three points from the previous quarter’s forecast. Law firms are expected to do the majority […]

Legal Recruiter Started Own Staffing Firm

Leslie Firtell worked as a corporate legal recruiter for many years but desired to work for herself rather than someone else, according to a recent Crain’s New York Business article. So in 2007, she started her own full-service legal staffing firm, Tower Legal Solutions. The firm has since grown, occupying more space at its New York City location […]