Bloomberg Law
June 29, 2020, 9:31 PM

Business Groups OK’d to Intervene in ‘Joint Employer’ Litigation

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The business community will join the Trump administration in court to defend the Labor Department’s joint employer rule from a lawsuit filed by 18 states.

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved the industry coalition’s motion to intervene Monday, finding that although the business groups don’t have a legal right to serve as a party in the litigation, their participation won’t cause harm for the Democratic state attorneys general seeking to vacate the rule. The decision allows the six leading trade associations to fulfill their goal of ensuring the rule is ...