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In a much anticipated move, the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking clarifying the joint employment analysis under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed regulation provides that you may not be found to be a joint employer unless you (directly or indirectly) actually exercise control over the employee, relying upon a new four-factor test. 

Recent developments underscore that the U.S. Labor Department is on the lookout for opportunities to tie together all participants in collaborative business arrangements.

Industry- and sector-wide FLSA compliance initiatives were a recurring theme during a recent Washington, D.C. "Stakeholder Forum" conducted by the U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division.

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