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Comment Period for U.S. Department of Labor’s Joint Employer Proposal Opens

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that the Office of the Federal Register has published the Department's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise and clarify the responsibilities of employers and joint employers to employees in joint employer arrangements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The official publication in the Federal Register marks the start of the proposal's public comment period, which will remain open for 60 days and close on June 10, 2019.

More information about the proposed rule is available at The Department encourages any interested members of the public to submit comments about the proposed rule electronically at, in the rulemaking docket RIN 1235-AA26. Comments must be received by June 10, 2019 to be considered.

Wage and Hour Division
April 9, 2019
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Media Contact: Edwin Nieves
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