Labor Department Joins Joint-Employer Controversy with Interpretation of Fair Labor Standards Act

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued an Administrator’s Interpretation on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act taking a broad view of joint employment. To read about the DOL’s interpretation, click here.

This fuels the fire ignited by the National Labor Relations Board’s broad new standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015). See here for more on Browning-Ferris.