NT Lakis lawyers submitted comprehensive written comments with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) this week in strong support of the agency’s proposal to revise its regulations interpreting joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed revisions to the regulations were published for public comment in the Federal Register on April 9, 2019.

As our comments note, if adopted as proposed, the revised regulations should help clarify the scope of the FLSA’s joint employer analysis by narrowing its focus to issues that are truly relevant to joint employment. In addition, we observe that the proposed regulations would provide much-needed guidance with respect to many common business practices, assuring employers that they would not trigger joint employer liability, for example, by entering into a franchise agreement or by requiring employers in a supply chain to adhere to certain minimum employment standards. 

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