In this practical webinar, you will learn how the rules have changed in the wake of recent policy, regulatory, and litigation-related changes affecting a variety of “joint employers.” You will explore OSHA’s multi-employer enforcement doctrine, the US Department of Labor’s evolving policy on “joint employers” (including staffing agencies, franchises, subcontractors, and other variations of the “gig” economy), issues of worker misclassification (and potential IRS consequences), and how the definitions of the National Labor Relations Board factor into OSHA enforcement and safety obligations in a multi-employer context.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Describe OSHA obligations for the host employer/general contractor in a multi-employer workplace, and determine how the recent federal court ruling in Hensel Phelps affects that analysis
- Identify the factors now being used by OSHA and the NLRB to determine whether franchisers and franchisees are now “joint employers” for purposes of citations, repeat classifications, and the SVEP program
- Outline practical responsibilities for PPE, HazCom, injury reporting, and other safety management issues when utilizing temporary employees from staffing agencies
- Determine how companies and their supervisors may face tort or criminal liability for injuries arising in a multi-employer workplace
- Plan how to address contractor prequalification, indemnification, and subrogation issues in a joint employer context