U.S. labor board to expand companies’ ‘joint employer’ liability

A U.S. labor board on Tuesday moved to make it easier for workers and unions to hold companies liable for labor law violations by their franchisees and contractors, proposing to revive an Obama-era standard heavily criticized by trade groups.

Labor Board Proposes New Joint Employer Rule, Easing Trump-Era Limits

The federal board that oversees labor management relations is proposing a new rule that would make it easier for workers to say they are employed by two employers at once, a move that could open the door to employee claims against businesses that rely on franchisees, contractors…

Key Obama Workplace Policy on Chopping Block at Labor Dept.

The Labor Department is quietly moving to undo a central Obama-era labor policy that made companies more likely to be liable when staffing firms or franchisees don’t pay minimum wages and overtime. A small group of political hires at the DOL is working to update the department’s approach to “joint…