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DOL Delays Effective Date of Rescission of Joint Employer Rule

September 20, 2021


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Sept. 20 that its rescission of the prior administration’s joint employer rule would take effect Oct. 5 rather than the original rescission effective date of Sept. 28. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other outlets.

DOL Rescinds Prior Administration’s Joint Employer Rule

In July, the DOL rescinded a final rule issued under the Trump administration that narrowed the definition of a joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rescission makes it more likely that an employer will be determined to be a joint employer and thus liable under the FLSA for another employer’s actions.

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