Labor Board Proposes Tossing Trump Joint Employer Regulation (3)


A National Labor Relations Board move to ease the legal standard for deciding when one company jointly employs another firm’s workers is a big step toward undoing the employer-friendly rule minted during the Trump administration.

The looser standard proposed Tuesday could mean legal exposure for national franchise companies such as 7-Eleven Inc., Marriott International Inc. and McDonald’s Corp. largely shielded from labor violations by individual store owners and third-party contractors. McDonald’s in 2019 reached a settlement with the Trump NLRB that absolved the company of responsibility as a joint employer for alleged violations at its franchisees’ restaurants.

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