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NLRB Expands Definition of Joint-Employer (blocked)

Judge Blocks NLRB Rule
A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) final rule making it easier for employers who contract employees from other companies to be deemed a joint employer was blocked March 8 by a district court judge in Texas. The rule had been slated to take effect March 11.

If two entities are joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act, both must bargain with the union that represents the jointly employed workers, both are potentially liable for unfair labor practices committed by the other, and both are subject to union picketing or other economic pressure if there is a labor dispute.
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Effective date: blocked
Read the Final Rule.

Note: The following resources were published prior to the March 2024 blocking of the final rule.

The NLRB Delays Effective Date of New Joint Employer Test after Challenge By Business Groups
Ballard Spahr | Nov 2023

Lawmakers Take Steps to Nix Joint Employer Rule
SHRM | Nov 2023

Labor Board (Again) Returns to Broader Rule for Determining Joint-Employer Status
Jackson Lewis | Oct 2023

NLRB Final Joint-Employer Rule Dramatically Expands Definition of Joint Employment Under the NLRA
Littler | Oct 2023

NLRB Casts Wider Joint-Employer Net With New Final Rule
Ogletree | Oct 2023

NLRB's Final Rule Revamps Definition of Joint Employers
Ford Harrison | Oct 2023


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