All joint-employer ruling articles

  • Blog post

    NLRB proposes change to joint-employer standard


    On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register regarding its joint-employer standard, a policy that will particularly affect franchise owners.

  • Blog post

    McDonald's nears agreement with NLRB over joint employer status


    McDonald's and the NLRB are nearing approval on settlement agreements related to how much control the parent company had over how franchisees treated their employees and resulting wage violations. The case is part of the confusing landscape of what constitutes joint employer status.

  • Blog post

    Senators urge NLRB to advance McDonald’s joint-employer case


    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is leading a group of five senators who wrote to Peter Robb, general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, requesting that he allow the trial in the McDonald’s joint-employer case to proceed so that a judge may rule on the fast food giant’s liability.

  • Article

    A shot in the arm for franchises


    The NLRB is turning back the clock when it comes to joint-employer status, overruling its 2015 decision related to Browning-Ferris Industries, which could make joint-employer rules less onerous.