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Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2014
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
Commitments and Contingencies

(a)
Legal Proceedings

The Company is involved in various claims and legal actions arising in the ordinary course of business. The Company’s loss contingencies not discussed elsewhere consist primarily of claims and legal actions related to contingent worker employment matters in the Staffing Services segment. These matters are at varying stages of investigation, arbitration or adjudication. The Company has accrued for losses on individual matters that are both probable and reasonably estimable.

Estimates are based on currently available information and assumptions. Significant judgment is required in both the determination of probability and the determination of whether a matter is reasonably estimable. The Company’s estimates may change and actual expenses could differ in the future as additional information becomes available.

(b)
Indemnification

The Company indemnifies its officers, directors and certain employees for certain events or occurrences while the employee, officer or director is, or was, serving at the Company’s request in such capacity, as permitted under New York law. The Company has paid and continues to pay legal counsel fees incurred by an officer who is involved with an SEC inquiry. This individual is required to repay the Company for such fees if ultimately found not to be entitled to indemnification.