Big Franchise News! Labor Department rescinds joint-employer guidance

WASHINGTON, June 7—International Franchise Association applauded the recent decision by the Department of Labor to rescind the Administrator’s new interpretation of joint employer, as unlimited joint employer liability is one of the most costly and burdensome regulations impacting the franchise business model.

Labor Department rescinds joint-employer guidance

Franchise and advocacy groups applaud agency’s steps
Ron Ruggless | Jun 07, 2017
From: Nation’s Restaurant News

Franchise industry and advocacy groups welcomed the U.S. Labor Department’s withdrawal Wednesday of informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors as the first steps to rolling back controversial standards.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance.

“The department will continue to fully and fairly enforce all laws within its jurisdiction, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act,” the department said in a press release issued Wednesday morning.

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