Artificial Intelligence and Onboarding: Tools That Make Staffing Easier, or Legal Minefield?

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Recorded On: 04/29/2021

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Robotic process automation, a software system that can automate recruiting, onboarding, performance evaluations, compliance trainings, and more, is becoming increasingly common in the workplace. What tools are out there that can help your staffing firm stay competitive, streamline operations, and engage more effectively with talent while steering clear of legal thorns? Hear from a panel of AI experts who have the legal expertise to help guide your firm’s onboarding strategy going forward.

Presenters: James A. Essey, CSP, president and CEO, TemPositions Group of Cos.; Jason B. Klimpl, Esq., partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP; Niloy Ray, Esq., shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC

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Jim Essey, CSP

president and CEO

The TemPositions Group of Cos.

Essey is president and chief executive officer of the TemPositions Group of Cos., which operates in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California. He served five terms as president of the New York Staffing Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter. Essey was elected ASA chairman in 2004—exactly 30 years after his father, Dick, served in the same role—and was chairman of the chapter relations, member education and certification, political action, and industry practices committees. He currently is a member of the ASA board of directors, chairman of the legal and legislative committee, and chairman of the public policy advocacy task force. Essey received his bachelor of arts degree from Trinity College and master of business administration degree from Harvard University.

Jason B. Klimpl, Esq.


Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Klimpl is a partner in the employment law group of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP. In this capacity, he advises clients on a broad range of employment law matters, such as wage and hour compliance, health care, equal opportunity actions and policies, employment agreements and restrictive covenants, independent contractor and consulting issues, reductions in force, technology and privacy concerns, and other human resource counseling. He is also the general counsel of the New York Staffing Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter, and is heavily involved in legal and legislative efforts to support the staffing industry. He has written numerous employment law articles and is a contributing faculty member of both Lawline and the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education. Klimpl also is a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce speakers bureau and help desk. He was awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s “preeminent” peer review rating, was named 2013–2020 New York Super Lawyer (Rising Star), and won the “Rising Star Attorney” category in New York Enterprise Report’s Best Attorneys and Accountants list.

Niloy Ray, Esq.


Littler Mendelson PC

As a member of Littler’s eDiscovery group, Ray has a nationwide practice specializing in the litigation of critical eDiscovery issues and challenges. He routinely advises clients on efficiently meeting preservation and “meet and confer” obligations, developing strategies for effective data harvesting, review and production, implementing cost-shifting/cost-reduction techniques, and addressing the admissibility and authentication of electronic evidence. An active litigator, Ray regularly handles hearings and motion practice on matters relating to eDiscovery. Before joining Littler, he was at another multinational law firm, where his practice focused on commercial litigation in federal and state courts in complex tort, antitrust, and contract matters. Ray regularly represented energy utilities in regulatory proceedings and related litigation, and conducted internal investigations for Fortune 500 and academic clients. He has broad experience in all facets of trial practice and has chaired trials in state and federal court.


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