Bloomberg Law
Dec. 13, 2018, 2:51 PMUpdated: Dec. 13, 2018, 3:38 PM

McDonald’s Workers Criticize ‘Joint Employer’ Rule Proposal (1)

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter
Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

Thousands of low-wage workers told the federal labor board to scrap its proposal for a “joint employer” rule, saying it would make it easier for companies to dodge legal liability for violating worker rights.

More than 3,000 workers and allies submitted comments to the National Labor Relations Board Dec. 11, generally criticizing the proposed rule for when more than one company can be liable for labor law violations. The policy is urgent for franchises and businesses that use contracted labor because it determines which entities have to bargain collectively with unions and increases exposure to litigation.

McDonald’s workers made the ...

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