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NLRB proposes looser joint-employer standard

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John Wilcox

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

The National Labor Relations Board wants to revise the rule that determines if two employers can be considered joint employers for the purpose of deciding labor-management disputes.

A proposed rule published Sept. 14 would loosen the definition of joint employment relationships, making it much harder for workers to simultaneously file unfair labor practices charges against more than one organization.

The rule would permanently overturn the NLRB’s controversial 2015 Browning-Ferris ruling (see story below). That decision greatly expanded the definition of a “joint employer” to include entities that exert even indirect control over another organization’s employees, increasing legal liability for employers that use staffing agencies or outside suppliers to perform work, as well as franchised businesses.

Business groups have been working to revise the joint employer standard ever since. The NLRB appears to have grante...(register to read more)

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Walt November 24, 2018 at 9:14 pm

Pactiv food packaging is headed to federal court for joint employment violations. Workplace terrorism, racial discrimination, OSHA violations, failure to adequately address workplace injury. Fabricating OSHA incident report!

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Unionize Pactiv LLC November 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Pactiv food packaging being investigated for workplace terrorism. And threatening a black employee, then fired the black employee when he complained about it by a white operations manager. Workplace terrorism harassment discrimination Pactiv LLC

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Unionize Pactiv LLC November 7, 2018 at 5:59 pm

Pactiv food packaging being investigated for workplace terrorism. And threatening a black employee, then find the black employee when he complained about it by a white operations manager. Workplace terrorism harassment discrimination Pactiv LLC

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