Alex Barbour Discusses Landmark NLRB Ruling in the Chicago Tribune

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Alex Barbour, of counsel in Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses the recent federal labor ruling in which the National Labor Relations Board redefined what it means to be a “joint employer.” The new standard is significant because corporations could be held liable for labor law violations by their subcontractors and could be forced to the bargaining table by unions seeking to organize the employees of a subcontractor or franchisee. Alex noted that the board didn’t define how much indirect control must exist to establish a joint-employer relationship. “It’s going to keep the parties simply guessing without really knowing,” he said.

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