Bloomberg Law
Aug. 16, 2018, 3:50 PMUpdated: Aug. 16, 2018, 8:15 PM

Labor Department Pressed for ‘Joint Employer’ Rule (1)

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

A pair of House lawmakers and some influential advocacy groups want the Labor Department to take a corporate-friendly approach to a big workplace policy question: When can multiple businesses be considered “joint employers,” with each liable for minimum wage and overtime pay violations?

Reps. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) recently asked Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to issue a new regulation updating joint employer liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a letter obtained by Bloomberg Law. The lawmakers—along with groups such as the International Franchise Association and HR Policy Association—want the department to limit the circumstances ...

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