CWF in the Washington Examiner

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 9:47 am - Permalink

The Washington Examiner published an article on April 6, 2019, by Senior Fellow Olivia Grady. The article is titled "Beautiful trifecta: New Labor Department rule great for workers, great for employers, bad for Obama." The article explains the new joint employer rule that the Labor Department just proposed and how beneficial it would be for American workers:

Workers and businesses are thriving under the Trump economy. Friday's jobs report heralded nearly 200,000 new jobs, and the unemployment rate is an incredibly low 3.8%. The newest Department of Labor proposed rule should help workers and businesses even more and remove another Obama labor legacy.

The Department of Labor just announced this week a new rule for joint employer regulation.

Joint employers exist when workers have two employers who control their work schedules, wages, or hiring. For example, a company could request workers from a staffing agency, but the company controls the pay and work schedules of the employees. If two employers are joint employers, both companies could be sued for minimum wage and overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Liberals have been trying to expand the definition of joint employer for years and hold more businesses liable for indirect violations, which has created confusion and cost jobs and revenue.

To read the rest of the article, please click here.