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NLRB and Joint Employer Status

Posted Aug 28, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board issued an opinion in a closely watched case that departs from three decades of an accepted standard for joint employment status.  The new standard is significant because companies could be held responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors and could be pulled into collective bargaining negotiations with employees of those contractors.   The decision was immediately hailed as a victory by unions and attacked by business groups.  Read articles in the New York Times, Forbes and Chicago Tribune.