Hey Compliance Warriors!
On June 7, 2017 the Department of Labor ( DOL ) made a big announcement regarding two very hot topics! Read on…
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. (Letter Numbers 2015-1 and 2016-1)Removal of the administrator interpretations does not change the legal responsibilities of employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, as reflected in the department’s long-standing regulations and case law.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. News Release: 06/07/2017 Release Number: 17-0807-NAT