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NLRB Announces Plan to Issue Joint Employer Rule

Posted in: Capital Watch

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its plans “to issue a proposed rule (on joint employment) as soon as possible.” The announcement came on the heels of the Trump administration releasing its Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda, which is released semiannually, and contains a list of regulations and initiatives each executive branch agency and department plans to pursue in the next 12 months. The agenda provides targeted dates for next steps on each of those rulemakings. The NLRB included as a long-term action item a proposed rulemaking on joint employer status.

As you may recall, the Board overturned the Obama-era joint employer standard in the Hy-brand case, only to vacate it weeks later after it was determined that member Emmanuel should have recused himself.