4 Things To Know About The NLRB's Joint-Employer Decision

Law360, New York (August 28, 2015, 8:29 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board's recent decision broadening its joint-employer standard ignited a firestorm of media coverage and quickly drew praise from worker advocates and sharp criticism from business groups.

In a 21-page majority decision — followed by a 28-page dissent — the NLRB stripped away what it said were additional requirements that had been grafted onto a joint-employer standard endorsed by the Third Circuit in 1982, ruling that exercising direct, immediate control over workers was no longer a requirement for being deemed a joint employer.

The 3-2 decision, which concluded that Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. was a joint employer...

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