FLSA Turns 80: The Divide Over Joint Employment Status

Law360 (June 18, 2018, 12:49 PM EDT) -- Originally signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act turns 80 this year. In this Expert Analysis series, attorneys most familiar with the statute provide different perspectives on the law's impact and development over the course of its history.

Jason Schwartz

Ryan Stewart Since Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938, only a worker's "employer" has been required to comply with its provisions. But the basic and threshold issue of who constitutes an "employer" often has proven surprisingly difficult to resolve. This is especially true in cases involving allegations of "joint employer" status, in...

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