- Reviewing employee handbooks and manuals for possible joint employer issues
- Auditing workplace practices and procedures
- Training directors, officers, and management on key joint employment risks
- Reviewing affiliations with other entities, as well as service contracts, to assess and take steps to minimize joint controls and joint employer risks
- Conducting insurance coverage audits and considering insurance against joint employment risks
Unfortunately, joint employer liability is not an area of the law that is well-defined and uniform. The standards for determining joint employment can vary depending on the legal context and jurisdiction, and there are not many bright-line rules. Businesses can, however, enhance their chances of avoiding joint-employer surprises by being proactive and seeking legal counsel to navigate through these challenging issues.
Mark Mathison advises and represents a wide range of employers, including corporations, nonprofits, and educational organizations, on labor and employment law issues in the workplace. Mark’s practice has a significant focus ...
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