Outsourcing services including housekeeping, laundry, and food service is common in the health care sector. Hospitals have even begun outsourcing employees who perform core competencies, such as clinical and emergency services. Outsourcing can raise an important question for your benefits administration: Are these workers no longer employees? Who employs workers is based on more than simply who signs the paycheck. Improperly classifying workers as non-employees could lead to Department of Labor investigations and class action lawsuits. Learn what factors determine whether a worker is your common law employee and how to structure outsourcing without falling into a worker misclassification trap.
- Learn standards for identifying common law employees.
- Learn standards for co-employment.
- Identify ways to outsource without legal and other problems.
Heather Mehta, J.D.
Associate, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
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