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House Committee Examines Joint Employer

July 13, 2017

House Committee Examines Joint Employer

The House Education and Workforce Committee held a hearing on July 12 to examine the murky joint employer standard that has generated much uncertainty in the employment community. The Coalition to Save Local Businesses, of which NATSO is an active member, submitted testimony to the Committee urging Congress to pass legislation clarifying the joint employer standard in a manner that will protect employees while enabling small businesses to avoid legal uncertainties and litigation.

McDonald’s $3.75 Million Wage-and-Hour Settlement Holds Joint Employer Implications

November 1, 2016

McDonald’s $3.75 Million Wage-and-Hour Settlement Holds Joint Employer Implications

McDonald’s Corp. agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a wage-and-hour lawsuit brought by employees at five franchisee-owned restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area, marking an important development in the company’s long-standing legal battle over whether it is a joint employer of franchise operations.

Broadening Joint-Employer Standard Threatens Small Business Growth

March 27, 2015

Broadening Joint-Employer Standard Threatens Small Business Growth

If the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) abandons a 30-year-old legal test for classifying multiple businesses as joint employers, franchisors and franchisees across the United States will have to renegotiate or reconsider business relationships, BNA reported.

NLRB Names McDonald’s as Joint Employer in Six Complaints

February 18, 2015

NLRB Names McDonald’s as Joint Employer in Six Complaints

The National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel recently issued six more complaints that allege McDonald’s USA is a joint employer with its franchisees under the National Labor Relations Act, BNA reported.

NLRB Names McDonald’s as Joint Employer In 13 Complaints

December 21, 2014

NLRB Names McDonald’s as Joint Employer In 13 Complaints

The National Labor Relations Board on Dec. 19 issued 13 labor complaints naming McDonald’s Corp. as a joint employer of the workers at its franchisees’ locations.