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Joint Employers Status

The Do's and Don'ts

What are the risks, and advantages, involved when introducing a temporary or contractor service to your business operations?

Ricardo Torres
Clifford L. Hammond
Jonathan H. Schwartz
Bob Carroll

9/6/2017

In this episode of PSLabor Talk host Bob Carroll is joined by Ricardo Torres, President of Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants, along with Cliff Hammond and Jonathan Schwartz, both of whom are attorneys with Foster Swift.

Carroll, Torres, Hammond and Schwartz discuss the risks involved when introducing either a temporary or contractor service to business operations, as well as the advantages. While discussing how a joint employer status does have inherent risks, they also cover practices that can be introduced to protect the core business as temporary services and contracting work have been, still are, and will continue to be included in many business models.

Additionally, the NLRB has ruled on several cases involving joint employers. These decisions can, and have, led to complicated union campaign situations and contract negotiation sessions where multiple employers are involved. Our panelists also discuss general tips on how to reduce risks during union organizing activity.


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