DirecTV Asks High Court To Review Joint Employer Standards

Law360, New York (June 12, 2017, 4:54 PM EDT) -- DirecTV has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that it must face two consolidated lawsuits from former technicians claiming they were misclassified as contractors, arguing the Fourth Circuit wrongly deviated from eight other circuits in establishing a new test for identifying joint employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

DirecTV LLC's June 5 petition for a writ of certiorari pushed back against the Fourth Circuit's determination that a vertical joint employment relationship is defined by two entities' relationship to each other, as opposed to their individual relationships to an employee, asserting that it had no basis in the...

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