The Trump administration yesterday released its fall 2018 regulatory roadmap, listing all the rules that the government expects to take action on in the coming months. The two with which we are most concerned of course, the joint employer and overtime exemption rules, are both set to be addressed – and finalized – by the administration by March. DOL is committing to “clarify the contours of the joint employment relationship” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by December. (The NLRB has already issued its rule on joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act, determining when the franchisor is liable for labor violations committed by its franchisees. Public comments on that rule are welcome until November 13.) It remains to be seen whether DOL will write a rule or issue a less-stringent interpretive guidance. On the overtime exemption issue, where the Obama administration tried to more than double the overtime exemption to almost $48,000 back in 2016 (an effort that was blocked in the courts), a new overtime rule is expected by March, 2019. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has previously expressed his support for an inflation-adjusted threshold somewhere in the low $30,000s.