CDW Statement on DOL’s Proposal to Rescind its Joint Employer Final Rule

Washington, DC – On March 12, the Department of Labor issued a proposal to rescind its Final Rule on the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act. CDW strongly disagrees with the Department’s efforts to eliminate this clear, easy-to-understand standard that brought much needed clarity to a complex issue.

CDW Chair Kristen Swearingen stated, “The Final Rule encouraged business-to-business cooperation and corporate social responsibility while ensuring the appropriate entities were held accountable to their employees. DOL’s efforts to undo this helpful standard will only result in more uncertainty for the employer and employee communities and more litigation as well as put potential obstacles in the way of our nation’s supply chains – all at a critical time for our nation’s economic and health recovery from COVID-19. CDW strongly urges the Department to reconsider this decision.”