Not yet a Member?
HR Magazine is highlighting the next generation of HR leaders.
Is your employee handbook ready for the New Year? With SHRM’s Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Attend a comprehensive, instructor-led review before you sit for your SHRM exam.
Learn to implement the complex changes and ensure compliance with the FLSA. 2-Week Virtual Seminar, Nov 29-Dec 8.
The GOP is preparing for another fight with the Obama administration over the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) controversial joint employer decision last month while Congress was on recess. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., introduced the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act to overrule the NLRB’s decision. (The Hill)
The Decision Will Make Union Organizing Easier
Under the NLRB’s decision, the expansion of who is considered to be a joint employer will assist unions in their efforts to represent employees—particularly among franchisors and franchisees such as fast-food giant McDonald’s. And it will make business partners liable for the unfair labor practices of each other. (SHRM Online)
Not the First Legislation Against NLRB
Congress has been up in arms against the NLRB all year. Legislation introduced this summer would nullify the so-called ambush election rule, plus change well-established labor law. (SHRM Online)
Prior Attempt to Stop ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Vetoed
President Barack Obama vetoed a joint resolution disapproving of the National Labor Relations Board’s representation case procedures rule in March—a veto Congressional Republicans did not have enough votes to override. (SHRM Online)
Meanwhile, the NLRB Is Going After McDonald’s USA and Its Franchisees
The NLRB has brought charges against McDonald’s USA and its franchisees, maintaining that they acted as joint employers and took retaliatory discipline against employees in response to their activities aimed at improving wages and working conditions during Fight for $15 protests. (SHRM Online)
Allen Smith, J.D., is the manager of workplace law content for SHRM. Follow him
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
CA Resources at Your Fingertips
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies