On January 12, 2020, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) announced the release of a final rule clarifying issues surrounding joint employment, which is of particular interest to employers that use staffing agencies, have franchise relationships, and use subcontractors. The effective date of the new rule is March 16, 2020.
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President Donald Trump’s nomination of Democrat Mark Gaston Pearce for another five-year term on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) puts the agency a step closer to full strength and comes as the Republican-majority Board continues trying to change course from the previous administration.
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) announced intention to issue a proposed rule on joint employment by summer is seen as a way to provide a stable solution to the question of when two or more employers share joint responsibility for the same group of employees.
Now that the U.S. Senate has confirmed attorney John Ring for a seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employers can expect the NLRB to continue trying to roll back some controversial rulings from the Obama-era Board—and ward off possible conflict-of-interest problems.
An appeals court’s decision to grant a motion to reconsider a case involving joint employment is the latest development in an issue that has sparked much confusion in recent months.
Employers in an array of fields lament a shortage of talent. Sometimes employers are able to attract a flood of eager applicants, but few possess the skills and qualities needed. Other times, employers need people for special, short-term projects, and they don’t want to take on full-time, permanent employees to get the job done. No […]
In recent years, business relationships have increased in complexity. So, among all the independent contractors, franchises, joint ventures, and internships, just who is an employee? And which company—or companies—is the employer? Federal and state regulators are taking a new look at those questions and responding with new interpretations and new regulations. The federal government, in […]
In past issues of HR Hero Line, we’ve examined the FMLA regs issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in November 2008. This week, the attorney editors of the Kentucky Employment Law letter examine a few more changes made by the new FMLA regulations including holidays, joint employers, leave for pregnancy and childbirth, and employer […]