All Joint Employers 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

    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.

  • Blog post

    Ethics lapse forces NLRB Board to vacate joint employee standards


    The National Labor Relations Board, recently abating the longstanding confusion over who is designated as a joint employer and why, is right back at the drawing board with an administrative move that puts the old Browning-Ferris standard for joint employment back into effect.

  • Blog post

    House bill seeking clarity on joint employer standard passes


    The House of Representatives, by a vote of 242-181, approved a bill that seeks to overturn an Obama administration NLRB ruling that redefined longstanding policies regarding joint employer status.

  • Blog post

    Companies applaud NLRB's retreat from 'joint employer' guidance


    The Department of Labor has withdrawn one of its most controversial actions of the Obama Administration, guidance that made many companies responsible for labor violations committed by independent franchisees and third parties.

  • Article

    New DoL Guidance Has Chilling Effect on Third-Party Relationships


    Does your company use sub-contractors or have franchisees? Ever put a vendor compliance program in place? If so, new guidance from the Department of Labor is about to make life more complicated. It broadens how joint employer relationships—where two or more companies cooperatively employ workers—will be defined and applied under ...