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Jun. 17, 2024

Staffing agency accused of worker misclassification in state lawsuit

The staffing agency is accused of engaging in wage theft in a lawsuit spearheaded by San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu.

Workforce As a Service, Inc., the company behind temporary staffing agency WorkWhile, was accused of "brazenly" misclassifying its "low wage, hourly workers" as independent contractors and committing "systemic wage theft" in a lawsuit filed by the State of California on Friday.

Founded in 2019, San Francisco-based WorkWhile markets itself as an "hourly labor technology platform" that matches temporary workers with employers in several indus...

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