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Todd Lebowitz Explains Risks Facing Joint Employers

News / February 16, 2016

Partner Todd Lebowitz is quoted in an article published February 15, 2016, by Business Insurance. The article, “Pressure Mounts to Property Categorize Workers,” discusses the potential liabilities of companies that are joint employers of temporary workers and subcontractors. Lebowitz is quoted as explaining that the biggest problem for employers is that if a joint employment relationship is determined, “employers can be held responsible for mistakes made” by other companies, such as a staffing agency failing to pay overtime. More companies will be sued for other firms' mistakes, he added, “and that's scary for companies.” The labor professionals quoted in the story recommend employers closely study contracts with their franchisees, employer organizations and subcontractors.

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