Louisiana court finds general contractor is 'employer' of subcontractor's laborers

The U.S. district court in New Orleans recently ruled that a subcontractor's laborers presented enough evidence for a jury to decide whether they could be considered the employees of the general contractor on a construction project for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime requirements. The court's opinion offers general contractors and other employers that contract for labor through subcontractors or temporary agencies some insight on how to avoid potential liability under the FLSA.

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