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State attorneys general say the proposed rule would revert policy to outdated test and would be in violation of the law.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

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.