NLRB franchise liability News

Trump’s Labor Board to Try Again to Ease Obama Franchise Liability Standard

The U.S. agency that enforces federal labor laws took the first steps on Thursday towards loosening an Obama-era standard that made it easier to hold companies liable for illegal labor practices by their contractors and franchisees. The five-member National Labor …

Trump Administration, McDonald’s Rush to Avoid Employer Liability Trial

The National Labor Relations Board is ignoring its own guidelines and rushing to settle a major workplace action involving McDonald’s Corp., lawyers for employees involved in the litigation alleged. If the workers win at trial, the case could have a …

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 …

Court Now Likely for Joint Employer, Franchise Company Liability Case

A sanitation company at the center of a major U.S. labor board ruling that could force companies like McDonald’s Corp. to negotiate directly with franchise and contract workers has refused to bargain with workers hired by a staffing agency. The …

McDonald’s Is Joint Employer with Franchisees: National Labor Board

McDonald’s Corp. wields enough control over its franchisees that it should be jointly responsible for the working conditions of their employees, according to charges by the U.S. labor board critics say threatens to upend the fast- food industry. The National …