3 Takeaways From The NLRB's Temp Worker Union Ruling

Law360, New York (July 12, 2016, 8:27 PM EDT) -- As the National Labor Relations Board's blockbuster Browning-Ferris decision nears its first anniversary, the agency issued a complementary ruling Monday making it easier for temp workers to unionize, a one-two combination punch that management-side lawyers fear will open primary employers up to workplace hazard and wage claims.  

In a 3-1 decision, the board ditched a standard established in a decision called Oakwood Care Center that both the primary or "user" employer and a staffing supplier must consent before an election covering bargaining units of both temp workers and regular employees can be held.

Instead, the board returned to the standard it...

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