An interesting legal development in Texas might prove significant for construction companies and other employers within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – and any other jurisdiction that follows its view. The ruling should also encourage employers in other jurisdictions to challenge their circuit court’s rulings on multiemployer or controlling employer policies in an effort to have the 5th Circuit view adopted. Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri analyzes what the ruling might mean for construction companies and others.
Joe Spitzzeri is co-chair of Johnson & Bell's Construction and Employment groups. He frequently writes about employment and other issues that affect real estate developers, architects, general contractors, engineers and corporations.
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