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House Passes Bill Seeking To Narrow Definition Of 'Joint Employer'

November 07, 2017
The House has passed a bill that would override a controversial 2015 ruling that expanded the definition of a “joint employer” subject to enforcement of labor and worker safety measures, which Democratic critics fear could hamper worker protections, though Republican backers argue the bill would not harm workplace safety. Lawmakers Nov. 7 passed H.R. 3441, that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by narrowing the definition of joint employer to cover companies...

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