3 Takeaways From DOL's Nix Of Obama-Era Memos

Law360, New York (June 7, 2017, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday canceled two controversial Obama-era guidance memos, one seeking to curb the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and another broadening liability for joint employment, a move experts say signals a shift toward less vigorous enforcement and takes away ammunition workers could have used in court battles.

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced in a short statement that the DOL would withdraw two administrator's interpretations issued in 2015 and 2016 by David Weil, who was then the head of the agency's Wage and Hour Division. (Law360) Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced in a short statement that...

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