Bloomberg Law
Dec. 7, 2021, 6:39 PM

Business Groups Nab Ex-NLRB Chief for Joint Employer Rule Fight

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

Two leading business advocacy groups, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Franchise Association, have hired former federal labor board chair Philip Miscimarra to defend a Trump-era regulation on joint employment.

The Service Employees International Union seeks to overturn National Labor Relations Board regulation, finalized in 2020 by the then-Republican majority, that makes it harder to hold large companies accountable for violating franchised or sub-contracted workers’ labor rights.

The pro-business groups on Monday filed a motion at the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, asking to provisionally admit Miscimarra as an attorney in the case. Judge Rudolph ...