NLRB Puts Spotlight On Employers' Business Relationships

Law360, New York (August 27, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board's blockbuster decision on Thursday changing its joint employer standard expanded the universe of entities that could be saddled with unfair labor practice liabilities and bargaining obligations, a move that lawyers say should prompt employers to re-evaluate business relationships with the broader joint employer definition in mind.

A company with sufficient control over the terms of working conditions to permit meaningful collective bargaining can be deemed a joint employer, and an entity doesn't have to actually exercise the authority it has in order to be a joint employer, the NLRB majority said. (Credit: Law360)

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