NLRB ruling expected to clarify ‘joint employer’ standard

NLRB ruling expected to clarify ‘joint employer’ standard

The decision will have broad implications for franchising

A National Labor Relations Board ruling expected this week could solidify a key shift in the standard that defines whether franchisors could be considered “joint employers” that may be held liable for the employment actions of their franchisees.

The NLRB is expected on Tuesday to rule on a case involving Houston-based waste-disposal company Browning-Ferris Industries and a union that has attempted to organize subcontracted workers at one of the firm’s recycling facilities. At is

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