A federal judge in New York has ruled against major parts of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) employer-friendly rule on joint employment.
In his September 8 ruling, Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York called the DOL’s rule “arbitrary and capricious.” The lawsuit, New York et al. v. Scalia et al., was filed by the attorneys general of 17 states and Washington, D.C.
The DOL released its final rule on joint employment and how it relates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in January. The rule took effect