OSHA Mulls Joint Employer Standard For Safety Probes

Law360, New York (August 26, 2015, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is looking at the potential for a joint-employment relationship between franchisors and franchisees when investigating workplace safety, while the National Labor Relations Board mulls a ruling on that same relationship under labor law.

In advance of the NLRB’s decision in Browning-Ferris, the International Franchise Association on Wednesday provided a copy of a draft internal OSHA memo discussing the characteristics of a relationship between a corporate entity and its franchisee that would make them liable for OSHA violations as joint employers....
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