Wage & Hour Issues New Interpretation of “Joint Employment”

Davi Bowen February 11 2016

The Obama administration regulatory juggernaut continues, and now the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division has issued a new interpretation of what constitutes “joint employment.” We asked Chris Schulte of CJ-Lake LLC, who advises AmericanHort on labor and employment matters, to walk us through what it all means.

For years, there has been a fairly clear understanding of the employer-employee relationship with respect to who the “employee” is and their “employer” is. Generally speaking, an “employer” is the company with the power to hire, fire, direct, and pay a worker. Th...

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