The NLRB Joint-Employer Decision

The NLRB Joint-Employer Decision

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of August 27, 2015 has broad implications, because it redefines who the employer is under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This decision involves a recycling company Browning-Ferris, whose workers brought their initial claim. Actually they were employees of a contractor and not of the parent company. The NLRB decision says that contract does not shield the parent company from responsibility to workers who work for the contractor. The so-called “joint employer’ decision has very important implications for people who work for the company but who are not considered to be employees. It affects a lot of franchise operators and […]