NLRB to publish joint-employer rule change tomorrow


Board the NFL are beef those in the know made it official today. It's going to roll an Obama era rule that made union organizing a little bit easier. It's called the joint employer rule and let workers at franchises and temp agencies and subcontractors bring the big companies at the top of their supply chains into their labor disputes. So you might have seen a big fast food chain be accused of blocking worker rights at one of its franchise. For instance, now, though, the NLRB has changed its mind publishing a new joint employer rule that's more favorable to those big parent companies and the smaller companies that work for him. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports the NLRB's proposed new rule would limit a big company at the top of the food chain from being held responsible for labor problems or having to bargain with union organizers at a franchisor staffing agency employers are reading a sigh of relief, Stephen softness that law firm Ballard Spahr represents employers in disputes over subcontracted workers many. Employers use labor suppliers to provide excess manpower at times of high demand. He says it raises the employer's liability if they're on the line for labor suppliers violations. Rick heating at the small business and entrepreneurship council says the current Obama era rule has suppressed startup activity. How many big businesses, for example, that franchise are going to continue franchising where they can get dragged into all sorts of labor disputes liberals and organized labor back. The more expansive joint employer rule. They point out this kind of arms length employment is on the rise and often comes with low wages and benefits. Kathy ruckus houses with the national employment law project, it's going to be much easier for companies to hide behind their subcontractors their staffing and temp agencies. And they're gonna be able to say, it's not my problem. She says those labor contractors often don't have the capital or legal coverage to d. Deal with demands for better, pay and working conditions. There's now a sixty day public comment

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