A federal judge striking down an Obama administration rule that would have made more than 4 million workers eligible for mandatory overtime pay may have been the wage-and-hour decision with the broadest impact in 2017.
But, business groups said a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that set a new test for finding joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act could have major repercussions too, including increased litigation and the destabilization of the franchise industry. A bid for U.S. Supreme Court review of the new test is currently pending.
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