The NLRB’s War on Franchises, Part II


The Biden Administration’s regulatory machinery is up and running, and no business except perhaps marijuana and green energy is safe.

The latest target is the franchise business model, as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said Tuesday it plans to broaden the definition of joint employment. Under the new rule, workers or contractors at certain chain establishments would be counted as employees of the parent company. That would rewrite the rules for thousands of franchise businesses like McDonald’s or Best Western.

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