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Labor Advocates Fear NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Plan Hampers Worker Safety

January 31, 2019
Labor supporters are warning that the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) plan to narrow its definition of when contractors and franchisees are “joint employers” subject to labor laws is unlawful, adding to their concern that the proposal could limit OSHA's ability to enforce worker safety requirements. “The Board should not adopt a standard that permits outsourcing employers to contract away their legal duties and immunize themselves from responsibility for the workplace conditions they created and can control. Such a standard...

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