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Gavel on book The International Franchise Association (IFA) praised the new rule as a “return to a simple, clear, and thoughtful joint-employer standard.”

The U.S. Labor Department under President Trump is changing course from the Obama administration and revising guidelines to determine joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act – “in order to promote certainty for employers and employees, reduce litigation, promote greater uniformity among court decisions and encourage innovation in the economy.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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