Washington, DC - The National Restaurant Association released the following statement from Shannon Meade, vice president of Public Policy, regarding the U.S. Department of Labor rule on joint employment announced earlier today:

“We applaud the U.S. Department of Labor for acting to deliver a joint employment rule that the National Restaurant Association and its members have long fought for.  It ensures clarity and predictability for employers and employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“But, it is important to note that while this is an important development, it is one of just three key joint employment rules pending in other agencies.  Our work to support these pending rules will continue so that we can ensure workers and employers have clarity and certainty and no longer face a climate of politicization and ambiguity.”


Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 15.6 million employees. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association works to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. For more information, visit us at Restaurant.org.