Code of Ethics

Each member company of the Staffing Services Association of Illinois (SSAI) pledges to the following:

1. To comply with all laws and regulations applicable to their business, and to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct in the operation of that business and in their dealings with employees, customers, and competitors;

2. To treat all applicants and employee's with dignity and respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities, based on bona fide job qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability;

3. To maintain the highest standards of integrity in all advertising, and to assign the best qualified employees to fill customers’ needs;

4. To make available to employees prior to assignment their wage rate, applicable benefits, job descriptions, and hours of work – and to promptly pay any wages and benefits due in accordance with the terms of the individual’s employment and applicable legal requirements;

5. To satisfy all applicable employer obligations, including payment of the employer’s share of social security, state and federal employment insurance taxes, and workers’ compensation – and to explain to employees that the staffing firm is responsible for such obligations;

6. To determine that employees are assigned to worksites that are safe, that they understand the nature of the work the customer requires and can perform such work without injury to themselves or others, and that they receive any safety training that may be necessary or required;

7. To take prompt action to address employee questions, concerns, or complaints regarding unsafe work conditions, discrimination, or any other matter involving the terms and conditions of their employment:

8. To support the communities in which we conduct our business.

Ethics Committee

The SSAI seeks to enforce the code of conduct through an ethics committee consisting of members of the SSAI. The ethics committee will consider alleged violations, and if appropriate, render sanctions against the violating SSAI member. These sanctions can include expulsion or suspension from the SSAI.