James A. Essey
SI 100 Hall of Fame

James A. Essey

Class of 2018

James A. Essey is president and CEO of The TemPositions Group of Companies, which he joined more than 30 years ago. He is currently chair of the American Staffing Association’s legal and legislative committee and its public policy advocacy taskforce. He is a past chairman of the ASA and past president of the New York Staffing Association. Essey has shaped testimony in such areas as New York state’s proposed regulations regarding pay cards, New York City’s regulations on when criminal background questions can be asked and New York City’s recent bill prohibiting employers from discussing an applicant’s salary history. He requested concessions on the new San Francisco law that will require employers to pay up to 45% of an employee’s weekly salary for family medical leave.

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