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NLRB Returns to a More Demanding Joint Employer Test

Posted in NLRB
Yesterday, the NLRB overruled the Obama-era Browning-Ferris Industries decision and returned to an older, more demanding test for determining when multiple employers are joint employers. First, a little history.  For a long time, employers could only be considered “joint employers” if they each exercised direct and immediate control over employees.  Joint employers can be liable… Continue Reading

Protecting the Employer’s Brand During a Labor Dispute

Posted in Union Organizing
The NLRB makes it hard to protect a company’s investment, which can be substantial, in its brand. A recent decision demonstrates the perils that employers can encounter for their brand during a labor dispute. The case involved the national sandwich franchise, Jimmy John’s, and one of its franchisees in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The franchisee’s workers began… Continue Reading