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.

Negligence lawsuit: Co-employment to the rescue

|December 12th, 2018|

Citing a buyer’s co-employment status with its staffing provider, an appeals court affirmed an injured temporary worker’s negligence claim is barred by exclusive remedy.

NLRB extends comment period for joint-employer status rulemaking

|October 31st, 2018|

The National Labor Relations Board has extended the comment period regarding its proposed rulemaking concerning the standard for determining joint-employer status by 30 days.

Joint employment and overtime pay on DOL agenda

|October 17th, 2018|

The overtime pay threshold and joint employment are on the Labor Department's regulatory agenda this fall.

California targets retailers for trucker misclassification

|September 26th, 2018|

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law making retailers in California jointly liable for labor law violations if they hire port trucking companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors or commit other violations.

NLRB publishes proposed joint-employment standard

|September 19th, 2018|

The National Labor Relations Board moved last week to tighten its joint-employer standard. The new rule would mean fewer businesses would be considered joint employers.