As reported by INARF’s national partner ANCOR, the Department of Labor’s (DOL's) Wage and Hour Division issued an Administrator's Interpretation No. 2016-1 on January 20, which provides guidance on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). Where joint employment relationships exist, all involved employers are responsible for compliance with wage and hour laws, with very few limited exceptions.
INARF will provide additional information to members as it becomes available. For more information about the Administrator's Interpretation, visit the DOL's Joint Employment AI webpage, which includes the following materials:
-Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2016-1: Joint employment under the FLSA and MSPA Joint Employment Questions and Answers
-New fact sheet 28N: Joint Employment and Primary and Secondary Employer Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
-Revised fact sheet 35: Joint Employment Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)
-Links to recent media and more.