Biz Groups Look To Enter Fight Over DOL Joint Employer Rule
Law360 (June 11, 2020, 4:33 PM EDT) — A business coalition led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has urged a New York federal judge to let it join the U.S. Department of Labor in defending the agency’s recently finalized joint employer rule from a legal attack from 18 Democratic state attorneys general.
The Chamber, International Franchise Association, National Retail Federation and three other industry groups told U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods on Wednesday that they stand to face significant economic harm if the new rule is scrapped. Finalized in January, the DOL’s rule makes it harder for affiliated businesses to share liability for wage violations.
“If the new…