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NLRB Reinstates Strict 'Joint-Employer' Standard But OSHA Action Unlikely

February 27, 2018
In the wake of an ethics controversy, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) has reinstated its strict Obama-era standard defining when contractors, franchisers and other entities are considered “joint employers,” though the move is unlikely to result in new enforcement of related OSHA guidance as conservatives and Trump administration officials have long opposed the standard. NLRB voted Feb. 27 to vacate its decision in In re: Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors Ltd that reversed its “joint-employer” precedent after facing backlash from...

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