National Labor Relations Board Proposes Update

Trade groups concerned by possible negative impact joint-employer status.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking suggesting potential changes to the joint-employer status. The joint-employer status was changed under President Trump’s administration to only apply to companies with “direct and immediate” control over contracts and workers. The proposed rule would return to standards that were set under President Obama’s administration that holds companies liable for labor violations by franchisees or contractors.

“In an economy where employment relationships are increasingly complex, the Board must ensure that its legal rules for deciding which employers should engage in collective bargaining serve the goals of the National Labor Relations Act,” said NLRB Chairman Lauren McFerran. “Part of that task is providing a clear standard for defining joint employment that is consistent with controlling law.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chair McFerran to be led by the Lord as she supports greater government engagement in joint-employment.
  • For members of the NLRB as they assess the issues in American labor relations.
  • For wisdom for the president and his labor advisors as changes are proposed and implemented.

Sources: National Labor Relations Board, Reuters


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