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Joint Employer Finding Against CNN Rejected by D.C. Circuit

Aug. 4, 2017, 5:36 PM

An NLRB finding that CNN America and a technical service company were joint employers “cannot stand,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Aug. 4 (NLRB v. CNN Am., Inc., 2017 BL 272464, D.C. Cir., No. 15-1112, 8/4/17).

The National Labor Relations Board failed to explain how the television company and Team Video Services satisfied its traditional requirement that joint employers share “direct and immediate” control over a group of employees, Judge Merrick B. Garland said, writing for a unanimous court.

The decision is a “good sign” for employers that want to limit...

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