Types of Employers: Federal
Author: Jed Marcus, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
- The definition and the type of employer often controls the laws that apply to that organization. See An Employer Defined.
- Private employers are privately owned and operated and must comply with numerous laws. See Private Employers.
- Cities, states and other governmental agencies are considered public employers. See Public Employers.
- Joint employers may be held legally responsible for another's workplace policies. See Joint Employers.
- There are several factors in determining whether separate entities are considered a single employer. See Single Employers (Integrated Enterprises).
- Franchisors are generally not held to be a joint employer with a franchisee unless there is a direct link between the two entities. See Franchisors and Franchisees.
- Typically, a successor is a buyer that takes on the legal obligations of its predecessor. See Successor Employers.
- An employer generally contracts with a professional employer organization to hire its employees for an administrative fee and take on all management tasks. See Professional Employer Organizations.
- Examples of nonprofit employers include religious, charitable and educational organizations. See Nonprofit Organizations.
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