The construction industry continues to face labor shortages and turn to staffing agencies and alternative employment arrangements. In an article published by Construction Executive on July 21, Hirschler construction lawyers Kelly Bundy and Liz Burneson examine a contractor’s potential liability for employee wages if the contractor is deemed a joint employer with its subcontractors and staffing agencies.
The article examines when a contractor may be deemed a joint employer, how the new Department of Labor Rule (effective March 16, 2020) alters the test for who may be deemed a joint employer where two or more employers benefit from an employee’s work, what liability a contractor may face if deemed a joint employer, and how contractors may minimize their liability under the Rule.
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Myrna H. Rooks