Labor Department Revokes Expansive Definitions of ‘Employer’

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn two administrator’s interpretations that had been issued under the Obama administration and had defined “employer” expansively and “independent contractor” narrowly.

Their withdrawal on June 7 “is a major development and employers across the country should be breathing a sigh of relief,” said Allan Bloom, an attorney with Proskauer in New York City. However, “joint employer” still may be interpreted expansively by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).


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