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Labor Secretary Asked to Rewrite Joint Employment Rule

Oct. 18, 2017, 10:40 AM

Employers are expanding their crusade to rein in joint employment liability by pitching a new regulation to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta.

Acosta, in private meetings with trade organizations and attorneys this year, has been asked to consider issuing a new regulation that would update the Fair Labor Standards Act’s determination of when an employer is jointly liable for wage violations with affiliated businesses, sources involved in those talks told Bloomberg Law. The conversations come amid an overlapping legislative push that currently lacks the Democratic support needed to move in the Senate.

The National Labor Relations Board and at least one...

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