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September 14, 2018 News

CLIENT ALERT: A Joint-Employment Refresher in the Wake of New Sexual Harassment Lawsuits and New NLRB Proposed Rulemaking

September 14, 2018 – In the wake of another recent sexual harassment lawsuit — this time, accusing a prominent law firm and its outsourcing company of sexual harassment and retaliation — employers using staffing agencies should be mindful that they may still be deemed a “joint-employer” under the law regardless of how they have classified themselves.  The National Labor Relations Board and the federal courts in New York have identified different sets of relevant factors to be considered when determining when a company is a joint-employer. 

The attached Client Alert examines the various standards New York employers must consider and appreciate that liability could result from the personnel provided to them by staffing agencies.

PDF of Client Alert:  CLIENT ALERT:  A Joint-Employment Refresher in the Wake of New Sexual Harassment Lawsuits and New NLRB Proposed Rulemaking