Co-employment: McDonald’s saga lives on

|January 8th, 2020|

The union-allied Fight for $15 organization has asked the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider its December ruling that signaled the board would not hold franchisers accountable for the violations of their operators, Bloomberg law reports.

NLRB, McDonald’s settlement: No joint-employer liability

|December 18th, 2019|

The federal agency’s approval of the settlement with McDonald’s and its franchisees means it’s unlikely the agency will hold franchisers accountable for the violations of their operators.

Buyers liable for $1.6 million in subcontractors’ wage violations in California

|November 13th, 2019|

Trader Joe’s and Grocery Outlet may be on the hook for $825,813 each for their subcontractor’s failure to pay proper wages.

Legislation will not stop the gig economy: Q&A with Peter Reagan

|September 18th, 2019|

SIA’s Peter Reagan explores what he thinks lies ahead for the contingent workforce and its users, including more entrepreneurial gigs and no intellectual property.

State AGs to DOL: Proposed joint-employer rule unlawful

|June 26th, 2019|

State attorneys general say the proposed rule would revert policy to outdated test and would be in violation of the law.

Regulatory update: DOL joint-employer rule, California IC bill; ACA fate

|April 3rd, 2019|

Joint employment, independent contractor classification and the fate of the Affordable Care Act each saw recent developments.

DOL enters joint-employer fray

|March 6th, 2019|

Mirroring steps from the NLRB, the US Department of Labor seeks to roll back an Obama-era joint-employer policy.

NLRB rejects request to stop proposed joint-employer rule

|January 23rd, 2019|

NLRB Chairman John Ring last week rejected a request from two Democratic House lawmakers to back off on the board’s proposed joint-employer rule reverting to a more narrow scope.

State attorneys general oppose changing joint employer rule

|January 16th, 2019|

Attorneys general from 10 states and the District of Columbia opposed the NLRB’s proposed revision of the joint-employment rule in a letter sent last week; separately, the agency extended the comment deadline on the rule.

Court weighs in on controversial 2015 NLRB ruling

|January 3rd, 2019|

The US Court of Appeals last week returned the 2015 joint-employment expansion case to the agency for review — a decision that some say means continued confusion for employers.