PARTIES; DEFINITIONS; WHO IS AN EMPLOYER? – Joint Powers Agreements

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201.00000 – PARTIES; DEFINITIONS; WHO IS AN EMPLOYER?
201.05000 – Joint Powers Agreements

The Board is not necessarily bound by contract language when determining the existence of a joint employer relationship. The key inquiry in joint employer cases is the level of actual control exerted by the parties over the shared employees. Thus, while contract language provides legitimate indicia of control by one party it is not a dispositive factor in finding the existence of a joint employer relationship.