The National Labor Relations Board is revising its joint-employer standard. Wheeeeeeeee!!!!!!



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If you listen quietly, you may just hear another subscriber clicking on this blog post.

Nope, those are crickets.

But, at the expense of clicks and subscription rates, I feel compelled to share with you Board news:

The National Labor Relations Board will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking … in the Federal Register regarding its joint-employer standard. Under the proposed rule, an employer may be found to be a joint-employer of another employer’s employees only if it possesses and exercises substantial, direct and immediate control over the essential terms and conditions of employment and has done so in a manner that is not limited and routine. Indirect influence and contractual reservations of authority would no longer be sufficient to establish a joint-employer relationship.

Here is the new proposed rule.

Oh, sorry.


It’s not that this isn’t important — it is, ask McDonald’s — it’s just a foregone conclusion. There’s no suspense here. This is a done deal!

Still, if you want to comment on the proposed rule, you’ve got 60 days to do so either electronically to, or by mail or hand-delivery to the Board.

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