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Joint Employment Becoming Major Business Issue

When running a business, regardless of the industry, determining how you are liable for your employees’ wages is an integral part of the operations. As an employer, you are required to know if any of your employees are working and receiving benefits somewhere else in addition to your company. Joint employment, wherein two or more employers employ the same person, can complicate the issue of liability. Two companies that are joint employers are each responsible for things such as employee compensation and hours. The standard for joint employment was changed last year in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s decision in the case of Browning v. Ferris, which expanded the range of claims for which corporations and franchisers could be liable. Labor and employment attorney Robert L. Boreanaz spoke to the Buffalo Law Journal about the changes and how they could affect businesses. The full story is available on the Buffalo Law Journal website.


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