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Todd Lebowitz Analyzes Fourth Circuit Reinterpretation of Joint Employment

Articles / March 7, 2017

Partner Todd Lebowitz authored an article published March 1, 2017, by Corporate Counsel. The article, “Joint Employment Tests are All Wrong, Says Federal Appeals Court,” discusses a recent decision issued by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that, as Lebowitz notes, defines joint employment “so expansively that every outsourced and staffing agency relationship might be deemed joint employment” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Lebowitz writes that the Fourth Circuit’s new test for joint employment is “based entirely on a misinterpretation of a 59-year-old DOL regulation, interpreting it in a way that the DOL never has.”

Read the article.