Federal Spotlight - Department of Labor rescinds two rules

June 15, 2017

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has rescinded two burdensome rules in a victory for manufacturers. Last week, Mr. Acosta rescinded the 2016 Administrator’s Interpretation regarding the classification of independent contractors. He also rescinded a 2016 interpretative memorandum on joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rescissions are effective immediately.

The Department of Labor is also set to release a request of information on the overtime rule finalized by the Obama Administration in the next few weeks. Click here to read more. The National Association of Manufacturers is monitoring these issues closely and providing feedback to state partners, including ABI.