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Split Labor Board Redefines Joint-Employer Standard

(August 28, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A sharply divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Aug. 27 redefined and expanded its standard for assessing joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery, and FPR-II, LLC, d/b/a Leadpoint Business Services, and Sanitary Truck Drivers and Helpers Local 350, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, No. 32-RC-109684, NLRB).

(Decision available. Document #73-150911-005Z.)

“Today, we restate the Board’s joint-employer standard to reaffirm the standard articulated by the Third Circuit in Browning-Ferris decision. Under this...
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