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White House Plans Trio of ‘Joint Employer’ Rules by Year’s End

Nov. 20, 2019, 6:10 PM

Three Trump administration agencies plan on releasing separate regulations likely to limit companies’ shared liability for workplace violations at affiliated businesses, highlighting a robust labor rulemaking schedule for the final year of the president’s first term.

The Labor Department and the National Labor Relations Board anticipate releasing “joint employer” regulations in December 2019, the White House said in its semiannual regulatory agenda published today. In a third and previously unannounced rule scheduled to drop by year’s end, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said it will also wade into the joint employment debate that has fiercely pitted Democrats and worker advocates...

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