DOL to issue rule on joint employment in December.

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The U.S. Department of Labor will seek to use the rulemaking process to "clarify the contours of the joint employment relationship" for the purpose of complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The DOL's fall regulatory agenda, released Oct. 16, said the department anticipated publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking in December.

Joint employment relationships cover a variety of scenarios:

* Companies that use staffing services or temp agencies to acquire workers

* Contractor/subcontractor arrangements

* Franchise/franchisee relationships.

What they have in common is that wage-and-hour...

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