Labor Department Pressed for ‘Joint Employer’ Rule

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…

Congress Must Act Now to Define the Joint Employer Standard

With the appointment of John Ring as the new chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the saga over the joint-employer standard that began in 2015 may seem close to a resolution. However, without a statutory fix by Congress, we may only be approaching the end of the second…

BGOV: The ‘Joint Employer’ Workplace Test Is in Limbo Again

A key test for deciding when multiple businesses are liable for violating federal labor laws seesawed quite a bit recently, leaving unclear how much longer an Obama-era standard that made it easier to hold companies liable as “joint employers” will be the law of the land.