The Hill: Labor Department rescinds Obama-era guidance on joint-employers

June 7, 2017

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday rescinded Obama-era guidance that defines “joint-employer.”

The informal guidance was similar to a 2015 National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) ruling now being challenged in court, but impacted different laws.

NLRB considers a company jointly … Read More...

CSLB Applauds DOL Action on Expanded Joint Employer Standard

June 7, 2017

The Coalition to Save Local Businesses (CSLB) applauded today’s decision by the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw its 2016 administrative interpretation on joint employment:

“Today’s decision by Secretary Acosta marks an important turning point in the ongoing effort to … Read More...

Reuters: U.S. Labor Department rescinds Obama-era rule on ‘joint employment’

June 7, 2017

The U.S. Labor Department on Wednesday said it was rescinding the Obama administration’s standard for determining when companies are “joint employers” of contract and franchise workers, in the agency’s first major shift in labor policy under President Donald Trump.

The … Read More...

Orlando Sentinel: Franchises applaud Labor’s rollback of ‘joint employer’ guidance

June 7, 2017

Franchise companies, including many restaurants in the Orlando area, are applauding a move by the Trump Administration’s Department of Labor on Wednesday that could reduce lawsuits against franchisors.

It could also mean less money for employees or customers who sue … Read More...

Bloomberg: DOL Changes Course on Worker Classification, Joint Employers

June 7, 2017

The Labor Department scrapped a pair of Obama-era informal guidance documents, taking the first steps in what could be a new approach to hot-button worker classification and joint employer liability debates.

The withdrawn administrator interpretations (AIs) clarified a broad definition … Read More...