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NFL Cheerleaders Could Test Joint Employer Liability Rule

The NFL’s cheerleader problems are back. The New York Times reported Wednesday that cheerleaders for the Washington franchise were made to pose topless for season ticket holders in Costa Rica in 2013. Earlier this year, a former New Orleans Saints …

McDonald’s Offers to Settle Claims in Franchise Liability Case

McDonald’s Corp. said on Monday it had agreed to settle a U.S. labor board case on whether the company is accountable for its franchisees’ alleged labor law violations. The settlement, which must be approved by a National Labor Relations Board …

McDonald’s, U.S. Labor Board Begin Talks to Settle ‘Joint Employment’ Trial

McDonald’s Corp and a U.S. labor board are in talks to settle a case claiming the fast food company is liable for purported labor law violations by its franchisees, leading a judge on Friday to pause a trial that began …

Trump’s Labor Board Overturns Obama ‘Joint Employer’ Rule

A U.S. labor board on Thursday overturned an Obama-era ruling that had made it easier for unions and workers to hold companies accountable for practices of contractors and franchisees, a decision welcomed by business groups that could affect a major …

Trump Labor Department Nixes Obama’s ‘Joint Employer’ Standard

The U.S. Labor Department on Wednesday said it was rescinding the Obama administration’s standard for determining when companies are “joint employers” of contract and franchise workers, in the agency’s first major shift in labor policy under President Donald Trump. The …

McDonald’s to Pay $3.75 Million to California Workers for Back Pay, Damages

McDonald’s Corp has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it was liable for labor law violations by a California franchisee, marking what lawyers said was the first time the company has settled legal claims by a …

U.S. Labor Department Issues Joint Employer Liability Rules

More U.S. companies could be classified as “joint employers” of workers employed by a staffing agency or contractor and held liable for labor violations tied to those staff, the U.S. Labor Department said in guidance published Wednesday. Joint employment has …

Joint Employer Ruling Hikes Parent Companies’ Liability, Unions’ Bargaining Power

A major ruling handed down on Thursday by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board could give unions greater bargaining power by enabling them to negotiate directly with large parent companies like McDonald’s that rely heavily on franchisees and contractors. The …

Franchise Parents, Staffing Firms Ruled Joint Employers Under Labor Law

More companies may be held responsible for labor-law violations committed by contractors and forced to negotiate wages and benefits with their workers under a decision by a politically split U.S. labor board. The National Labor Relations Board, in a closely …