Coemployment

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    You may be familiar with temporary help services that hire employees and assign them to clients for short periods to support or supplement their clients' workforce. Employee leasing is another issue entirely that involves placement of all or most of your staff onto the payroll of an employee leasing firm in a co-employment relationship. The...

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    Temporary employees give you flexibility in meeting your staffing needs, but recent years have brought new legal pitfalls for the unwary HR professional. Correctly Classify Temporary Workers Incorrectly classifying employees as temporary workers can be a costly mistake. If a court decides they're really regular employees, you'll have to give...

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    The statutes underlying federal antidiscrimination laws often use precise terms, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964's definition of "employer," which includes the following language: "[A] person engaged in industry affecting commerce who has fifteen or more employees for each working day in each of twenty or more...
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    A recent case decided by the Alaska Supreme Court is yet another reminder of the pitfalls facing companies that work in multiemployer workplaces. In the case, a company was found liable under a theory of interference with contract when one of its supervisors asked its contractor to "effect a change" with regard to one of the...
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