On July 30, 2021, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division rescinded the recently promulgated joint-employer rule. Only three months after defending the rule, DOL considered rescinding it. WLF had reminded DOL of the negative consequences that will flow from rescinding the rule. It will not only decrease human-trafficking and sexual-harassment training but also lead to decreased State tax revenue. DOL, however, chose to ignore these consequences and stunt economic growth by rescinding the joint-employer rule.


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