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Trump Administration Issues New Rule on Joint Employer Liability

The Trump Administration announced a final rule setting forth standards for determining joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a rule that has been sought by franchisers and companies that employ contract workers. The new rule from …

McDonald’s Wins Battle With Labor, Avoids Joint Employer Liability with Franchises

McDonald’s Corp. has won a huge victory in a multiyear legal battle over whether it should share responsibility for alleged labor violations in its franchisees’ restaurants, a case that posed a major threat to the franchise model underlying one of …

Employee Lawsuit Claims McDonald’s Fails to Address Sexual Harassment

Mc Donald’s Corp. was sued on Tuesday by workers in Michigan who accused the fast-food chain of allowing pervasive sexual harassment to flourish at its restaurants nationwide. The proposed class action lawsuit filed in a Michigan state court accused McDonald’s …

Labor Department Moves to Ease Franchisor Liability

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday issued a proposal that would make it more difficult to prove companies are liable for the wage law violations of their contractors or franchisees, a top priority for business groups. If adopted, the …

U.S. Labor Judge Nixes McDonald’s Deal to Avoid Joint Employer Tag

A judge with a U.S. labor agency on Tuesday rejected McDonald’s Corp.’s proposed settlement of a major case on whether the fast-food company is accountable for alleged labor law violations by franchisees across the country. The settlement proposed in March …

Trump Labor Chief Nominee Puzder Dodges Disability Bias Suit for Now

Labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, the controversial business leader expected to undergo a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing next week, will be spared an emotionally weighted and concurrent discrimination trial against the restaurant group he heads. A state court in Orange …

Court Hears Appeal of Expanded Joint Employer Liability Rule

A California waste management company at the center of a closely watched case told a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday that the new U.S. labor board standard for “joint employment” is so broad and vague that it makes it impossible …

How Employer Joint Liability Is Changing

Businesses known for their uniforms are worried about lawyers in business suits in the wake of a change in the nation’s labor laws affecting their liability for employment practices. The change could unravel the franchise business and wreak havoc for …

Franchises Ask Supreme Court to Hear Seattle Minimum Wage

A business group said on Monday it is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower-court ruling tossing out its challenge of part of Seattle’s law to increase the minimum wage. The International Franchise Association, which …

Browning-Ferris Files Appeal of NLRB’s Joint Employer Liability Ruling

https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/coverstory/2016/01/11/394052.htmhttps://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/coverstory/2016/01/11/394052.htm A California waste management company has launched a legal challenge to a new U.S. labor board standard for “joint employment” that could make it easier for unions and regulators to hold companies accountable for the practices of staffing agencies, …