NLRB Finalizes Long-Awaited Joint Employer Rule

By Vin Gurrieri (February 25, 2020, 8:48 AM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday unveiled the final version of its rule tightening the legal test it uses for analyzing whether workers are jointly employed by affiliated businesses, rolling back an Obama-era standard critics argued would undermine long-standing franchising and contracting practices.   

The NLRB released the final version of its joint employer regulations on Tuesday. The rule, which will be published in Wednesday's federal register and take effect on April 27, will undo a more relaxed test for determining joint employment that the labor board adopted in a 2015 case involving waste company Browning-Ferris Industries. It reinstates a pre-BFI...

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