NLRB Franchise Scrutiny Comes To Staffing Agencies

Law360, New York (June 4, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT) -- Temporary employment agencies and the employers that use their services are likely to find themselves in the crosshairs of the National Labor Relations Board, according to a board order issued recently. After deliberating for more than three years, the NLRB has granted the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association's request for review in Miller & Anderson Inc. In doing so, the NLRB stated its intention to reconsider its 2004 decision in Oakwood Care Center.

Reversing Oakwood could make it easier for unions to organize workplaces that utilize staffing agencies, even if the resulting bargaining unit consists of a staffing agency, a traditional...

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