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‘Joint Employer’ Plan on Track Despite Court Ruling, NLRB Says

Jan. 17, 2019, 11:29 PM

The National Labor Relations Board won’t abandon its proposal to narrow the standard for “joint employer” liability, rejecting calls from House Democrats to scrap the plan following a recent federal appeals court ruling upholding the current standard.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit didn’t actually affirm the joint employment test that the board has proposed changing, NLRB Chairman John Ring said in a Jan. 17 letter to Democrats. Ring also hinted that the federal appeals court decision doesn’t matter either way because the board could ignore it. “I am merely noting that, based on the...

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