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U.S. Department of Labor Expansively Defines Joint Employment Under FLSA


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division issued Administrator’s Interpretation 2016-1, which contains guidance on determining whether two or more businesses are joint employers under the FLSA.  This guidance is expected to have wide-ranging impact on a variety of industries and business relationships.

Join members of our Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group as we discuss:

A Recap of the Administrator’s Interpretation.  What does the AI actually say?  What was left out?  What standards has the Wage & Hour Division articulated?  Why have they chosen this vehicle at this time?  

The Expected Impact of the AI.  Which industries are most likely to be affected by Wage & Hour Division’s guidance?  Are there particular business relationships that are expected to draw scrutiny?  What does the AI mean for franchise operations or vendor agreements? 

The Employer Response.  What, if anything, should employers be doing in response to the AI?  Are there specific agreements that should be reviewed?  Are there proactive measures that can be taken to limit any exposure created by the AI?


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