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AFL-CIO Alleges Secret Industry Sway Over Joint Employer Rule (1)

Dec. 7, 2018, 9:27 PMUpdated: Dec. 7, 2018, 10:50 PM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the International Franchise Association, and more than a dozen other business groups secretly had “extensive input” on the NLRB’s proposal to change its legal standard for joint employer liability for labor law violations, the AFL-CIO alleges.

The labor federation said in a Dec. 7 filing to the National Labor Relations Board that the business groups submitted rulemaking petitions to the agency that appear to have substantially affected how the board wrote its proposed joint employment rule. The groups in those petitions offered their own proposals for the rule and legal arguments to justify a possible...

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