April 01, 2019

You Might Be a Joint Employer – No Joke

On April 1st, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposed rule to (re)define when employers may be considered joint employers over one or more workers.  This definition has been making headlines with some frequency since 2016.

  • In January 2016, the Obama Administration issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) addressing the factors that should be used to make this determination.
  • In June 2017, the Trump Administration withdrew that AI.
  • On September 18, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its own proposed rule on joint employment.


Stay tuned. In the interim, join FiveL Company’s May 22nd webcast, “Are You My Employer? (Re)Defining Employer-Employee Relationships” as we compare these pending rules, plus recent court decisions addressing these same questions. Click here for more information.