Sparks Group is a staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in human resources management and can serve any co employment need. Sparks Group works as a strategic partner to manage and eliminate most concerns relating to co employment laws and compliance.
Currently, more than three million temporary and contract employees work for staffing firms during an average week in the US. According to an NPR/Marist poll, 1 in 5 jobs in America is held by a worker under contract. This shift from more traditional job positions toward independent work has led to a rise in co employment.
Co Employment Definition
What is co employment? Co employment describes a legal relationship between two or more employers in which both have various legal rights and duties concerning the same employee. Co employment typically occurs when companies use staffing agencies to hire their talent.
The staffing company pays the employees’ wages and payroll taxes, provides benefits, and workers’ compensation coverage; while the client supervises and directs the employees’ day-to-day work. The staffing agency and client both have obligations to the contractor.
Co Employment with Sparks Group
There are risks inherent with co employment, typically when an employee perceives that one of their employers has violated a law intended to protect the employee in the workplace, or when one party fails to meet its employer obligations. However, by partnering with Sparks Group — a compliant co employment agency — most of that risk is avoided. We have experience in working as co employers alongside Fortune 500 companies to fill IT, finance, creative, and administrative roles.
Our team is well-versed on co employment laws set up to protect employees in the workplace and is committed to meeting its employer obligations. We handle all matters relating, but not limited, to pay rates, payroll, benefits, performance reviews and termination. Sparks Group will work with your company to outline the nature of work, hours, duration of assignment and working conditions for our employees. Our strategic safeguards greatly limit the liability for your organization.
Partnering with a co employment compliant staffing agency is imperative to navigating this complex legal arrangement, eliminating most of your risk, and keeping your company staffed with excellent talent.
To learn more about Sparks Groups co employment services or want to better understand a co employment arrangement, complete our form for a free consultation with one of our staffing and recruiting experts.