Capitol Correspondence - 02.04.20

DOL Announces Webinar on Updated Joint Employer Rule

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As an update on this previous story, the Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a webinar explaining how employers can comply with the updated joint employer rule. While this rule applies to many sectors, it is also pertinent in the disability community because of its application to some types of supports, including self-directed supported.

As announced by DOL:

“On January 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published a final rule to revise and update the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which had not been meaningfully updated in over 60 years. The final rule provides updated guidance for determining joint employer status when an employee performs work for his or her employer that simultaneously benefits another person (e.g., an individual or an entity).  The final rule, effective March 16, 2020, also identifies certain factors that are not relevant when determining joint employer status.

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Wage and Hour Division will offer a public webinar to provide compliance assistance on the final rule covering:

  • Provisions of the final rule so that employers comply with the changes and inform workers and their advocates of their rights.
  • Specific changes that the final rule will make when it becomes effective on March 16, 2020.
  • Detailed information about new materials and resources available on the joint employer final rule website:

Throughout the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions. Wage and Hour Division hosts will answer as many of those questions as possible following the presentation.

Register for a Webinar on the Joint Employer Final Rule

After registering, you will receive an email with detailed log-in information for the webinar.

A recording of the webinar will be posted on the Wage and Hour Division’s joint employer final rule website after the live presentation.”

ICYMI: We shared the announcement of an upcoming webinar by Applied Self-Direction specific to the rule’s impact on self-directed supports here.