Bloomberg Law
Sept. 8, 2020, 8:17 PMUpdated: Sept. 8, 2020, 11:01 PM

Judge Blocks Labor Department’s Narrowed Joint Employer Test (2)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

A federal judge in Manhattan has declared the most consequential elements of the Trump administration’s recent joint employer regulation illegal, halting what’s been a priority for Republicans and the business community.

The Labor Department regulation, which took effect in March, narrows the scenarios in which multiple businesses can be held liable under the Fair Labor Standards Act for failing to pay minimum wages and overtime to workers.

Judge Gregory H. Woods of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Tuesday that the DOL regulation is “arbitrary and capricious” and inconsistent with the FLSA, setting ...

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