The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance warning employers about ''joint employment,'' which has become more common in light of the growing variety of business models and labor arrangements in today's economy. The new guidance is important because it potentially expands the scope of covered employment to include relationships and arrangements that many employers may not consider "employment," and which could cause unwary businesses to run afoul of the law.

In this webinar, we will review the new guidance and its implications for employers. We also will discuss recent developments from state and other federal agencies on joint employment and non-traditional employment arrangements.


  • Identifying scenarios in which two or more employers will be viewed as jointly liable for compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Projection Act
  • "Horizontal" and "vertical" employment
  • The DOL's July 2015 guidance alerting employers that "most workers are employees"
  • The NLRB's August 2015 ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries
  • OSHA's August 2015 reconsideration of its joint employer standard

Dates and Times

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET


Shannon D. Farmer

Partner, Labor and Employment

Denise M. Keyser

Partner, Labor and Employment

Ashley L. Wilson

Associate, Labor and Employment

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Lisa M. Cheresnowsky

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