States Come Out Swinging Against New Joint-Employer Test

Law360, New York (September 22, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT) -- The recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board to expand its test for determining whether two separate and independent entities are a joint employer of certain employees could have a significant effect on the franchise industry. As a result, franchisors should welcome laws recently enacted in Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana that clarify that a franchisor is generally not the employer of its franchisees or its franchisees' employees....

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