Capitol Correspondence - 01.08.18

Joint-Employer Rule Overturned

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has overruled three Obama-era rules along partisan lines, as it now has a Republican majority. ANCOR specifically wants to bring members’ attention to the overturning of the joint-employer rule.

According to The Hill, “The joint-employer rule put companies potentially on the hook for labor law violations committed by their subcontractors if they have indirect or potential control over the terms and condition of employment. Companies that operate on a franchise model vigorously opposed the change.

On Thursday, the labor board said it’s returning to the standard that requires companies have ‘direct’ and ‘immediate control’ over labor conditions before they are liable for violations.

The board also created a stricter test for determining when policies in employee handbooks will violate the rights of workers to bargain collectively. It also voted to prevent employees from being able to form so-called micro-unions.” Read the full article here.