Modest increases in the price of food and other staples, falling interest rates, a shortage of both affordable housing and workers and uneasy consumers – all will affect how fast Long Island’s $208 billion economy grows in 2024.
Nicholas P. Melito, Counsel to Meltzer Lippe’s Labor & Employment practice group spoke to Newsday about the new rule from the National Labor Relations Board, set to go into effect on February 26, 2024. Under the rule, an employer can be considered a “joint employer” if it hires contract employees from a third party including a staffing agency, if they meet certain criteria – and both the employer and agency can be held liable for unfair labor practices.
“If that staffing agency wasn’t paying its employees properly, the company that reached out to the agency is on the hook for that, potentially,” Melito said.
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