Racetrack workers not amused by appeals court's rejection of joint-employer liability

Plaintiffs' attorneys in California routinely test the limits of wage and hour laws in hopes of identifying new sources of potential liability for employers. One such scenario is the "joint-employer" relationship, in which workers are viewed as potential employees of more than one company, either because they are paid by a separate entity or they perform work for a separate entity. In a recent case involving a California state agency, the court of appeal rejected the workers' joint-employer argument because state agencies are exempt from overtime requirements. Read More...