"Joint Employment Jeopardy: New DOL Interpretation Poses Liability Risk for Employers," PLDF Quarterly Winter 2016

“In late January, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) took steps to define joint employment and to further clarify which employment entity is responsible when employment laws are violated and more than one entity is tied to the worker,” writes Dove A. E. Burns, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability and Employment and Labor Practice Groups.

“Increasingly, employers and specifically franchisors, staffing agencies, manufacturers and the like are being forced to examine the extent of potential liability based upon the joint employer standard.”

This article co-authored by Dove for the Professional Liability Defense Federation explores how companies that many would consider to be merely an attenuated entity are coming under fire for employment infractions that were previously left at the feet of the classic employer — along with practical steps companies and their counsel may take to limit the potential for extended liability and exposure.

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