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

Dec. 7, 2021, 6:39 PM

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 ...