NLRB Extends Comment Period for Joint Employer Rule

12.17.2018

Last week, the NLRB extended it’s deadline to January 13, 2019,  for public comment on its’ proposed joint employer rule.  The proposal dials back the Obama-era rule that made it easier for employees to establish a joint employer relationship between two or more employers.  We strongly encourage employers that use staffing agencies or temporary employees, franchisors or franchisees, and those that use independent contractors to submit comments by the deadline. 

The new rule, as proposed, would more narrowly define joint employers as “employers who share or co-determine the employees’ essential terms and conditions of employment, such as hiring, firing, supervision, and direction.”