Skip to comments.NLRB Reverses Decision Targeting Franchises
Posted on 12/16/2017 6:42:50 AM PST by x1stcav
The nation's top labor board reversed an Obama-era decision targeting franchise businesses, but advocates and legal experts say Congress needs to take action to resolve the issue permanently.
The Democrat-controlled National Labor Relations Board, which oversees union elections and workplace disputes, overturned decades of precedent in 2015 by holding parent businesses accountable for workplace violations committed by franchisees or subcontractors. The Obama board's decision roiled the business community, particularly franchise corporations, which allow small business owners to operate under a company umbrella but do not manage day-to-day workplace policies.
A 3-2 Republican majority returned to the previous standard on Thursday ruling that an employer must exercise direct control over employees in order to be held liable for complaints. The agency said in a statement that reverting to the previous standard was essential to "promoting stability and predictability in bargaining relationships."
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obama weaponized the entire bureaucracy of the Federal government...
Gone! Another Obama SOP to the trial lawyers.
I used to work in a franchised business.
Just saying, that Corporate had no input and no control over hiring decisions, pay/overtime pay issues, workman’s comp, or any other aspect of workers at our businesses.
So this decision makes sense, in that, the Corporate level was completely separate and distinct from the franchise.
why did Obama’s people change this in the first place? Was it so that people could sue McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, etc. and get bigger settlements from lawsuits? As opposed to a lawsuit against a local franchisee of a major company??
Big battle if you’re a franchise owner.
That is my assumption. They wanted access to deeper pockets.
The eradication of 0bama induced misery .
WINNING , WINNING , WINNING !!!
Yes, it was all about the deeper pockets.
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