Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 27, 2010



Robert Half International Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   01-10427   94-1648752

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2884 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA   94025
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (650) 234-6000


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On April 27, 2010, Robert Half International Inc. issued a press release reporting earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2010. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The foregoing information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and shall not be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such future filing.


Item 8.01 Other Events.

The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, contained disclosure regarding a complaint filed in California Superior Court against the Company and three of its wholly owned subsidiaries by Plaintiff Mark Laffitte, on behalf of himself and a putative class of salaried Account Executives and Staffing Managers (the “Laffitte Matter”). As the Company disclosed in its previous filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, on August 15, 2008, the California Superior Court stayed the litigation pending the California Supreme Court’s ruling in another case unrelated to the Company titled Harris v. Superior Court. Effective March 18, 2010, the stay is until the later to occur of either June 16, 2010 or a decision by the California Supreme Court in a case titled Pellegrino, et al. v. Robert Half International Inc. As disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, the Company believes that Pellegrino is not a material pending legal proceeding. However, the ruling in Pellegrino may have a material adverse bearing on the Company’s position in the Laffitte Matter.

On April 23, 2010, Plaintiffs David Opalinski and James McCabe, on behalf of themselves and a putative class of similarly situated Staffing Managers, filed a Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey naming the Company and one of its subsidiaries as Defendants. The Complaint alleges that salaried Staffing Managers located throughout the U.S. have been misclassified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount for unpaid overtime on behalf of themselves and the class they purport to represent. Plaintiffs also seek an unspecified amount for statutory penalties, attorneys’ fees and other damages. At this stage of the litigation, it is not feasible to predict the outcome of or a range of loss, should a loss occur, from this proceeding and, accordingly, no amounts have been provided in the Company’s financial statements. The Company believes it has meritorious defenses to the allegations, and the Company intends to vigorously defend against the litigation.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits





99.1      Robert Half International Inc. April 27, 2010, Press Release.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  Robert Half International Inc.
Date: April 27, 2010   By:  

/s/    M. KEITH WADDELL        

  Name:   M. Keith Waddell
  Title:   Vice Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer