Staffing companies are an important link for employers in providing extra labor with qualified workers in the community. It is important that staffing companies be aware of laws that are administered by governing agencies in multiple career fields. Some of the problems encountered by staffing companies involve classification of workers as “temporary employee” vs. “independent contractor”. Staffing companies use several types of contracts to conduct their work. Disputes may arise over these contracts and staffing companies must have an agreement concerning the hours a temporary employee must work for an employer before the employer is able to hire the employee directly. Issues of defense and indemnity in lawsuits involving temporary employees. The supervision and control of the employee while temporarily working for the staffing companies’ client often result in litigation. Occasionally co-employee issues arise in personal injury and/or workers’ compensation claims involving temporary employees or shared employees.