Monday, January 25, 2016

DOL Issues "Joint Employer" Guidance

Not official use.
The Department of Labor recently issued new guidance regarding "joint employers" . . . via blog entry? It's a little unconventional, but I'll take the guidance where I can get it. Check out Are You a Joint Employer? on DOL's blog. You can read more on the Wage and Hour Division's website: Joint Employment Under the FLSA and MSPA.

The primary definition they're using is: "Joint employment exists when a person is employed by two or more employers such that the employers are responsible, both individually and jointly, for compliance with a statute." Needless to say, the current DOL takes a broad view of joint employment, and has made it an area of focus.