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New Bill Latest Effort to Tackle Definition of Joint Employment

The definition of “joint employment” may be heading for another turnaround. Legislation introduced in Congress on July 27 takes aim at a 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that raised the ire of many in the business community, especially employers that work with franchisees, contractors, and staffing agencies.

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New bill latest effort to tackle definition of joint employment

The definition of “joint employment” may be heading for another turnaround. Legislation introduced in Congress on July 27 takes aim at a 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that raised the ire of many in the business community, especially employers that work with franchisees, contractors, and staffing agencies. The NLRB’s 2015 Browning-Ferris decision broadened […]

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DOL rescinds joint-employment, independent contractor guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn two major Obama-era guidance documents, one addressing joint employment and one dealing with independent contractors. The move, while not a surprise, is good news for employers, according to H. Juanita Beecher, an attorney with Fortney & Scott and editor of Federal Employment Law Insider. The Obama administration […]

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DOL’s New Facts on FMLA, Joint Employment

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In early 2016, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). In conjunction with this release, the DOL also issued a new fact sheet […]

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How to Make the Most of Joint Employment

By Susan Prince, JD, MSL, Legal Editor at BLR Sometimes, HR has to deal with joint employment. Do you know what you need to create and maintain a legal joint employment relationship? Today we’ll hear what Susan Prince, JD, MSL, and legal editor at BLR®, has to say about it. A joint employment relationship and […]

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New joint-employer guidance puts employers ‘on notice’

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new guidance on joint employment means employers must think ahead when they find themselves in relationships that may fit the definition of “joint employment.”  In a January 20 post on his blog, David Weil, administrator of the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), announced new guidance related to joint […]

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NLRB’s GC Says McDonald’s on the Hook for Franchisee Violations as Joint Employer

McDonald’s parent company would be liable as a joint employer in any proceedings by the National Labor Relations Board on labor and wage violations at McDonald’s franchises, the NLRB’s general counsel said in a July 29 determination. The franchisees’ alleged violations of the National Labor Relations Act relate specifically to a spate of lawsuits filed […]

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