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The Department of Labor Has Spoken: New Joint Employer Liability Rule Becomes Final

In a dramatic departure from the rather flexible standard for joint employer liability embraced under the Obama administration, the Department of Labor has announced a final rule regarding joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will surely please employers. It becomes effective in mid-March. The new rule is, in part, a response to the business community’s outcry against prior decisions finding franchisors to be joint employers of their franchisees’ employees, even when those franchisors lacked control over the terms and conditions of workers’ employment. (Read More)