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DeLauro Statement on DOL Final Joint Employer Rule

January 13, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — (January 13, 2020) Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement after the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized its joint employer rule.

“By finalizing the joint employer rule, the Trump administration has made another direct attack on working people by exposing millions to wage theft and workplace violations. The Department of Labor has turned a blind eye to the Fair Labor Standards Act in an effort to rig the economy against our nation’s most vulnerable workers and in favor of large corporations. Companies who share jurisdiction over workers conditions should be equally responsible for protecting their rights. This rule puts the social safety net of millions of temporary and subcontracted workers in jeopardy and is yet another example of the Trump administration’s attempt to hollow out our federal agencies. Secretary Scalia should immediately rescind this misguided rule and work to protect workers.”