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Are You The Employer of That Corporation’s Employees?

Published on September 30, 2014

“A corporation with no employees owns a corporation with employees.  If the corporation with no employees exercises some control over the corporation with employees, it also may be the employer of the employees of the corporation it owns.”  That was the holding from the California Court of Appeal in Castaneda v. Ensign Group, Inc. (Cal. ...

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2d Circuit Affirms Jury Verdict Against Franchisor Based On Joint Employment Theory

Published on September 13, 2010

In a textbook case on the dangers of operating an enterprise with integrated labor operations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed a jury verdict against two defendants in a sexual harassment case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a group of female employees who worked for a franchisee.  The employees alleged that they had been verbally and physically harassed by male managers and co-workers at the defendant’s franchise location...

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