Employers Beware: How Do You Protect Against The Significant Legal Risks Posed By The Use Of Contingent Workers?

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This article discusses the use of contingent workers, such as independent contractors, leased employees, as well as temporary or seasonal workers, and the legal risks their hire may pose to employers who sponsor pension and welfare benefit plans for their regular, full time employees. The article discusses important caselaw rulings on claims for benefits asserted by these workers. The article frames the issues and provides practical advice for the employer to follow to minimize its risks when contingent workers are included as part of its workforce.

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