Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Applauds Department of Labor’s Joint Employer Rule

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Jan 13, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released a new rule to modernize the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Congressman Byrne said: “I applaud the Department of Labor for taking action to protect American workers and provide much needed clarity for small businesses across the country. By modernizing the definition of what it means to be an employer, today’s employees and small businesses will have the freedom and flexibility to succeed in today’s evolving workplace.

“I thank Secretary Scalia and the Trump Administration for issuing this rule and their steadfast support for American workers and small businesses.”

Byrne has been a leader on the need to modernize the joint employer definition. In 2017, the House passed Congressman Byrne’s bill, the Save Local Business Act, to roll back the vague and expansive Obama-era joint employer standard.