Joint Employment Moving in the Franchisor’s Direction

Joint Employment Moving in the Franchisor’s

In a helpful step for franchisors, the National Labor Relations Board voted 3-2 on December 14, 2017,to overrule their prior decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015) (“Browning-Ferris”), and return to the standard that had governed issues of joint-employer liability before Browning Ferris. Moving forward, parties will be considered joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) if there is proof that one has directly and immediately exercised control

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