The U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance Wednesday broadening the definition of joint employment, in which two or more businesses can be held responsible for compliance of laws regarding employees. Saying the definition of “employment” in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act of 1983 “was written to have as broad an application as possible … It is possible for a worker to be jointly employed by two ...

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