Fees and Guarantees

All Palmer Legal Staffing temporary candidates are covered by unemployment, worker’s compensation, and general business liability insurance.

Direct Hire

Palmer Legal Staffing bills for direct-hire placements on a contingent-fee basis, payable after the employee’s start date. The fee is based upon the employee’s annual compensation and comes with a guarantee. During that period, if the new employee is found unsatisfactory, the employer is refunded for the fee minus 1/12th for each week of work completed.


For temp-to-hire placements, employers are again billed on contingency, based on annual compensation and payable after the employee has been hired. The fee is discounted $200 for each week of work the temporary employee completes and is supported by a guarantee that is prorated along with the percentage of fee reduction.


Palmer clients are billed at competitive hourly rates for temporary employees.

“I appreciate the consistent quality of Palmer's temps and mostly, the speed at which you find people to send to me.”
— HR Coordinator of large DC law firm