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Tag Archives: Joint-Employer

If Your Company Uses Subcontracted Labor, the NLRB May Find You to Be a “Joint Employer”

Posted in Franchisor
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has just announced its long‑anticipated decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. That case had been pending before the Board since April 2014, when the Board announced that it would reconsider the standards for determining joint‑employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. The Board invited briefs on… Continue Reading

NLRB’s General Counsel Provides a Glimpse of His Thinking on “Joint Employer” Standard

Posted in Franchisor, Policy
On July 29, the NLRB’s General Counsel Richard Griffin announced that he would allow administrative actions to proceed against McDonald’s as a “joint employer” of a franchisee’s employees. Since then, the NLRB has been asked to explain the rationale for that decision. While no formal explanation has been provided, POLITICO’s Brian Mahoney recently reported that… Continue Reading

NLRB Says McDonald’s Franchisor is a “Joint-Employer” with Its Franchisees

Posted in Franchisor, Policy
In a potentially far reaching decision rendered today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has permitted 43 claimants to proceed with claims against the McDonald’s USA, LLC, franchisor of the McDonald’s restaurant chain, for unfair labor practices allegedly committed by McDonald’s franchisees. The decision followed a lengthy investigation into 181 complaints that workers were allegedly… Continue Reading