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Biden’s Repeal of Trump Joint Employer Rule Delayed by One Week

Sept. 20, 2021, 4:07 PM

The U.S. Labor Department’s final rule rescinding a Trump-era regulation that made it easier for businesses to avoid joint employer liability will now take effect Oct. 5, a week later than initially planned.

The department didn’t provide an explanation in its announcement of the delay Monday, but a spokesman said later via email that DOL was acting out of “an abundance of caution” to ensure compliance with Congressional Review Act filing requirements. That refers to a statute outlining rules government agencies must adhere to when reporting regulatory activity to Congress.

The department finalized a rule in July to roll back ...

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