As we predicted, the federal Wage and Hour Division has issued another edict that will have far-ranging effects on businesses across the U.S. economy, specifically those sharing employees with related operations or relying on third parties to perform or staff services that their own employees would otherwise
Authored by Alex Passantino
‘Twas the week before Christmas, 2-0-1-5
When the poetry elves on the blog came alive.
Crafting their rhymes with a purpose so clear:
Presenting the wage-hour gems of the year.
The National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., announced last week, dramatically expands joint employer liability under the National Labor Relations Act. A business can be found to be a joint employer of individuals, the Board concluded, even if the business has only…
Plaintiffs often attempt to impose liability on parent corporations for Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) violations allegedly committed by their subsidiaries. They do so by arguing that the parent is a joint employer of its subsidiaries’ employees. That strategy has just become more difficult for plaintiffs, …
Authored by Rob Carty
It’s been said that when you can’t break through an obstacle, try going around it. That’s exactly what the plaintiffs tried to do (unsuccessfully) in an FLSA case recently decided by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Dennis v. Watco Companies, Inc., No. 10-6079 (10th Cir. Jan. 21, 2011).