NLRB memo: Freshii not a joint employer with franchisee

NLRB memo: Freshii not a joint employer with franchisee

Memo offers insight into definition of franchisor-franchisee relations

The National Labor Relations Board has issued an advice memorandum stating that franchisor Freshii is not liable as a “joint employer” for the alleged unfair labor practices of a Chicago franchise operator.

The memo, which does not carry the rule of law, appears to offer some clarity into the NLRB’s positioning on the joint employer standard, which is a key factor in a series of charges also faced by McDonald’s USA in

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