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Joint-employer Status Update

Recently the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its decision on the Browning-Ferris case regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Due to the sweeping implications of this decision, it’s important for employers – especially franchisees and franchisors – to invest the time to read the 50 page decision.

There are now potentially 18 different ways in which joint-employer status can be triggered under the new definition. This opens the door to new litigation and potentially unionization for which the franchise industry was previously insulated. Partnering with both legal and insurance professionals will help you determine how to best navigate the new landscape.

Please read the NLRB decision and call Hylant if you have any questions.