Do you hire other companies to complete jobs in your workplace? If so, do you realize that you could be liable for labor violations that the company commits while working there?
Two pending cases (and one recently decided case) will alter how franchisees, general and sub-contractors, and other companies operate. These cases will impact whether employers are responsible as joint employers for violations that other companies may commit. Moreover, this past June, under its new Republican Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, the Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew its informal guidance that broadened liability for joint employment and demonstrated a willingness to follow a more business-friendly approach to joint employer liability.