The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling this week that reverses the Board’s ruling issued under the Obama administration in regards to who can be held a “joint employer.” The ruling is critical to businesses in the franchisee industry as well as businesses that use contract workers. This Friday’s Five reviews five keys issues
Understanding joint employer liability
Joint employer liability can arise in many different contexts, such as when using staffing agencies, management companies, or in even in the franchise context. Companies must understand the factors a court could apply in determining if a potential joint employer relationship exists between the two entities to avoid being potentially liable for employment lawsuits filed…
Friday’s Five: 2016 will be the year of joint employer liability – is your company ready?
2016 will be a year in which joint employer liability will be a major issue for employers. Why am I making this prediction? First, the NLRB has refocused attention to this issue in hopes of expanding the number of employers that can be found jointly liable. Second, the Department of Labor issued an Administrative Interpretation…
Friday’s Five: Five recent employment law developments employers should heed
This Friday’s Five covers five employment law developments that occurred in August 2015 that will have an impact for employers in California.
1) NLRB ruling widens which companies may be considered “joint employers”
In a 3-2 decision, the NLRB ruled that Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. was a joint employer with a staffing agency, Leadpoint…