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Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

Jointly Employed

In certain instances, employees are jointly employed by more than one employer. Where joint employment exists, each of the employers must ensure that the employee receives all employment-related rights granted under the FLSA. Often joint employment situations exist in agriculture when a farm operator and a crew leader jointly employ field workers. Another example would be where two companies in the same or adjacent buildings arrange to employ a janitor or watchman to perform work which simultaneously benefits both companies. A temporary help company and the firm where the employee works would also be joint employers. If you are jointly employed by more than one employer you should use this Advisor separately for each employer. You only have to be covered by one of the joint employers to be covered under the FLSA.

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