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U.S. Dept. Of Labor Narrows Joint Employer Rules

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As widely expected, the U.S. Dept. of Labor has dramatically narrowed the definitions of joint employer in a final ruling issued Jan. 12. The ruling has a significant impact on the liabilities franchisors face when franchisees break labor laws. The new rules, which go into effect in 60 days, say a franchisor is a joint…

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