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April 2, 2019 • News

USDOL Proposes Revised FLSA Joint Employer Test

On April 1st, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced a proposed rule revising the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) joint employer regulation. The rule qualifies a business as a joint employer if it meets the following four-factor test and exercises the power to:

Additional factors may be used to determine joint employer status, but only if they indicate the potential joint employer’s:

Factors that would NOT determine joint employer status include:

The rule provides a number of hypothetical examples to illustrate joint employer status.

The public will have 60 days from the date of the rule’s publication in the Federal Register (which has yet to be made) to comment on the proposed rule.

For more information, see the USDOL website, the USDOL Fact Sheet or the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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