Could Your Company Be At Risk

17 02 2017

Fourth Circuit Decision Opens The Door To Joint Employer Liability For Contractors – Could Your Company Be At Risk?

On January 25, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals[1] dealt a significant blow to the traditional contractor-subcontractor relationship.  In finding that a contractor and subcontractor could be considered “joint employers” of the subcontractor’s workers for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the court’s decision has opened a Pandora’s Box of potential wage and hour issues, including claims for overtime pay against contractors and higher tier subcontractors from the employees of lower tier subcontractors. Click here to read more of this article.

Article submitted by CPN Member Arty Bolick, Brooks Pierce. Arty is a CPN Board Member and is currently serving as CPNI Chairman.