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“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : If you are a “contract,” temporary, “contingent,” seasonal, “leased,” “outsource,” or “independent” worker, in the eyes of the law you may well be an employee and, what may seem odd to some people, of two companies. Example: Department stores are not hiring “seasonal employees” at year-end holiday time, as they always used to do, but instead are increasingly turning to “temp agencies” to hire them and then “lease them” back to the department stores.

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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over that time he had registered with a temporary help agency that specialized in part-time lawyers, and through that temp agency Ira had taken on some short-term assignments to help out law firms for specific cases. Some six months before coming to our firm for a consultation, through his temp agency Ira had been hired by a large law firm to work on a large case that was expected to last for two to three years.

my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

You used the term “quid pro quo,&# which I assume you meant in a sexual discrimination or harassment sense, but that term refers to implying that job benefits are contingent upon sexual favors … which isn’t happening here, unless “get his lunch&# is some new sexual slang I haven’t heard yet. Of course you and your co-workers should be paid for company errands – but in many companies being clocked in or out tracked more than hours.

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