When is a General Contractor an ‘Employer’ of Subcontractor’s Workers?

May 8, 2015

A recent decision by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin—clarifies the standards for determining whether a company that isn’t the direct employer of an individual may nevertheless be subject to liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a de facto, or indirect, employer.

The complete article originally appeared on HR.BLR.com.

SLB-black-and-whiteThis article was written by Steven L. Benneman who is a partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. He can be reached at sbrenneman@foxswibel.com.