Labor Department Issues Clarification Of Guidelines For Joint Employment

Mealey's (January 22, 2016, 8:50 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on Jan. 20 released an Administrator’s Interpretation that identifies common scenarios in which two or more employers jointly employ a worker and are thus jointly liable for compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA).

(Administrator’s Interpretation available. Document #98-160209-010X.)

Joint employment exists when a person is employed by two or more employers, so that the employers are responsible for compliance with a...
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