Think Tank Says NLRB Joint Employer Rule Harmful To Biz

Law360, New York (August 3, 2016, 5:04 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board's new standard relaxing the test for determining joint employment will result in reduced business opportunities for employers and hinder job creation, a conservative think tank said in a report issued Wednesday.

Competitive Enterprise Institute's report called on Congress to defund the NLRB's implementation of the new joint employer framework, which was established last year by a divided five-member NLRB panel in a case involving Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc.

Report author Trey Kovacs, a policy analyst at nonprofit CEI, said in a statement that the new joint employer rules "will mean greater uncertainty and exposure to...

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