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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  

Note 6 – Litigation

On November 21, 2012, David Kaanaana (“Kaanaana”), a former staffing employee, filed a California wage and hour violations lawsuit against BBSI. On May 19, 2016, the court entered a ruling in favor of BBSI, which was subsequently appealed by the plaintiffs. On November 30, 2018, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District returned its decision in Kaanaana v. Barrett Business Services, Inc., overruling the trial court's decision to dismiss plaintiffs' claims and holding that prevailing wage requirements applicable to “public works” apply to certain types of districts. On January 9, 2019, BBSI filed a petition of review to the California Supreme Court. An amicus letter in support of the petition was filed by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, joined in by numerous other "special districts" in California. On February 27, 2019, the California Supreme Court granted the petition to review the appellate court’s decision, and a hearing date remains pending.

BBSI is subject to other legal proceedings and claims that arise in the ordinary course of our business. Given the uncertainties surrounding litigation, management is unable to estimate a potential range of loss arising from these actions.