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What Does Joint Employment Mean for the Construction Industry?

Friday, February 26, 2016

The US Department of Labor has been keenly interested in classifications of employee and contractor, a demarcation that can be specifically challenging in the construction industry where workers are often employed by two, or even more, employers.

Last month, the Department of Labor focused on joint employment with the issuing of the Administrator’s Interpretation of the FLSA and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. When it comes to joint employment, in many cases, the worker’s hours are aggregated, which can affect overtime, and all of the worker’s joint employers must comply with FLSA and MSPA.   See More