The joint employment guidance, which we wrote about here, made it easier for multiple employers to be held responsible for compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for the same individual worker. The independent contractor guidance stated the Department of Labor’s then-position that many independent contractors were misclassified and were actually employees.
The Department stated that the guidance rollback does not change employers’ legal responsibilities, but will affect which employers are considered legally responsible for Fair Labor Standards Act compliance for an individual worker. Prior to the now-withdrawn joint employer informal guidance, an employer needed to have direct control of a worker to be legally responsible for the worker.
The brief withdrawal announcement is available here.
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