NLRB Joint Employer Rule Predicted To Cost Workers $1.3B

Law360 (December 10, 2018, 2:02 AM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board's proposed regulation tightening its standard for finding businesses jointly employ the same group of employees will cost workers $1.3 billion a year by making it harder for them to bargain with whoever holds the purse strings, a workers' advocacy group said Monday.

The NLRB is proposing to require evidence of "direct control" of work conditions before it labels a business a joint employer, which the Economic Policy Institute said would "severely limit" temporary and contract workers' rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Because many businesses reserve the final say on wages and other fundamental work...

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