Tag Archives: joint employment

The Future of Wage and Hour Laws Still Undecided Under Trump

As the Trump administration ends its first year in office, several wage and hour laws enacted by the Obama administration have yet to be addressed. At the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law conference last month, a panel of attorneys discussed these issues, including the definition of joint employer and the salary […]

Department of Labor Rolls Back Joint Employment Guidance

Earlier this month, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alex Acosta announced that the agency is withdrawing two guidance letters calling for tighter standards for determining joint employment. The first letter, issued in 2015, sought to restrain the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The second, issued in 2016, called for greater scrutiny of situations […]

Who’s The Boss? Defining Your Relationship With Contractors

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) caused a few pre-Labor Day headaches by issuing a new joint-employment standard that could have far-reaching effects for companies that use contract agencies and for the contracted employees themselves. Prior to this decision, joint employment depended on whether employers shared or co-determined those matters governing essential terms and conditions […]