Temporary employment services company Staffworks, LLC is the defendant in a proposed class action that alleges the company failed to pay proper wages to its employees. According to the 24-page complaint, the defendant places employees at businesses who are clients of StaffWorks. The defendant, the lawsuit argues, is legally responsible for paying proposed class members’ wages under this setup, but has refused to so do.
The lawsuit claims StaffWorks exercised control over proposed class members’ wages, work hours and working conditions. For example, StaffWorks controlled what information its clients would see on employees’ resumes and required the workers to participate in mandatory in-person and telephone meetings regarding work assignments. Specific to the plaintiff, the suit claims she was never paid by the defendant for time spent at mandatory orientations, consultations, client interviews, work-related travel, and exit interviews.