In the spring of 2020 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) changed the joint employer standard to be friendlier to the many small business owners who run their business under the franchise model. This was after a protracted battle with McDonalds.
The NLRB ruled that the corporate entities were not joint employers with the local franchises if they didn’t have “direct and immediate control over one or more essential terms or conditions of employment, such as wages, hours of work, or discipline.”
The NLRB is now looking to yank that back and changed the joint employer standard to have a much lower threshhold. They propose that two or more employees (for instance the corporate office and the franchise location) would be considered joint employees if they “share or codetermine”
To keep reading, click here: NLRB Wants to Change the Rules for Franchise Owners Again