Co-employment

State AGs sue to stop DOL joint-employer rule

|March 4th, 2020|

Attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit last week to stop the US Department of Labor’s new joint-employer rule.

Term limits: Misunderstood role in co-employment

|February 26th, 2020|

Often the most common risk contingent workforce programs want to address is co-employment and a common strategy they turn to is term limits. An employment attorney and co-employment expert reprises his argument that the strategy is flawed.

NLRB issues joint-employer final rule

|February 26th, 2020|

The National Labor Relations Board issued its final rule governing joint-employer status, restoring the standard applied by the board prior to the 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, but with the greater clarity.

Term limits have little benefit when adopted to avoid co-employment

|February 12th, 2020|

How long someone has been engaged is almost never very important in deciding whether co-employment exists in a particular case.

Judge denies preliminary injunction in Uber, Postmates AB 5 lawsuit

|February 12th, 2020|

A federal judge denied a request for preliminary injunction in a lawsuit seeking to prohibit enforcement of California’s AB 5 law against drivers while the lawsuit is heard.

DOL issues final joint-employer rule

|January 15th, 2020|

The US Department of Labor announced its final rule to update the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA.

Co-employment: McDonald’s saga lives on

|January 8th, 2020|

The union-allied Fight for $15 organization has asked the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider its December ruling that signaled the board would not hold franchisers accountable for the violations of their operators, Bloomberg law reports.

NLRB, McDonald’s settlement: No joint-employer liability

|December 18th, 2019|

The federal agency’s approval of the settlement with McDonald’s and its franchisees means it’s unlikely the agency will hold franchisers accountable for the violations of their operators.

Buyers liable for $1.6 million in subcontractors’ wage violations in California

|November 13th, 2019|

Trader Joe’s and Grocery Outlet may be on the hook for $825,813 each for their subcontractor’s failure to pay proper wages.

Legislation will not stop the gig economy: Q&A with Peter Reagan

|September 18th, 2019|

SIA’s Peter Reagan explores what he thinks lies ahead for the contingent workforce and its users, including more entrepreneurial gigs and no intellectual property.