‘Joint employer’ proposal brings a wave of warnings from the franchise community


The restaurant industry has bombarded the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with reasons not to broaden the federal definition of “joint employer,” a move they warn could bring franchising to a near halt.

Industry associations and rank-and-file franchisees that submitted feedback on the proposed redefinition during the NRLB’s comment period said the measure undercuts the very nature of franchising.

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