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Florida Waste Companies to Face Joint Employer Liability

Oct. 17, 2019, 8:34 PM

Waste disposal companies can’t evade joint employer liability through corporate restructuring and multiple name changes, a federal judge in Florida ruled, declining to toss a proposed collective action by workers who say the companies violated federal overtime law.

Steven Huff sought to represent himself and other similarly situated employees in a collective action alleging that his employers’ timesheet management and lunch break policies violated overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Judge Roy B. Dalton of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida said Oct. 16 that Huff plausibly alleged joint employer liability and single enterprise...

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