WSJ: Labor Department Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance on Joint Employment

June 7, 2017

The Labor Department began taking steps Wednesday to roll back high-profile Obama administration policies, days ahead of President Donald Trump’s planned visit to the department to outline worker-training initiatives.

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta told members of Congress Wednesday the department … Read More...

National Law Review: Saga Continues: NLRB’s Browning-Ferris Decision On Joint Employment Still Drawing Attention – This Time From Congress

May 15, 2017

Since the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its now infamous Browning-Ferris decision in August 2015 that significantly altered its standard for evaluating “joint employment,” businesses – particularly those utilizing franchise models – have been concerned and confused about how … Read More...

Fortune: This Overlooked Labor Rule Could Be a Huge Drag on U.S. Businesses

May 14, 2017

On May 10, 13 Democrats in the House of Representatives sent a letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expressing concerns over the agency’s expansive and vague standard for determining when two U.S. businesses are considered jointly liable for … Read More...

Law 360: Lawmakers Ask NLRB For Franchise Joint-Employer Clarity

May 11, 2017

A group of congressional Democrats has asked the National Labor Relations Board to clarify the standard for determining joint employment in franchisor-franchisee relationships in light of its Browning-Ferris decision finding joint employment when more than one company has the authority … Read More...

House Democrats to NLRB: Provide Clarity on NLRB’s Freshii Memo, Joint Employer Issue

May 10, 2017

Coalition to Save Local Businesses Executive Director Michael Layman released the statement below in response to House Democrats’ letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requesting clarification on a 2015 Advice Memorandum regarding the joint employer issue:

“The Coalition … Read More...