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February 28,2020 News

CLIENT ALERT - NLRB Issues Final Rule for Determining Joint Employer Status

February 28, 2020.  This week, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") issued its final rule (“Final Rule") concerning the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act.  The Final Rule, which goes into effect April 27, 2020, is intended to provide guidance to employers in determining whether a business entity is considered a joint employer of employees directly employed by another employer.  The Final Rule creates a heightened standard such that a business must exercise “substantial and immediate control over one or more essential terms and conditions of employment” in order to be deemed a joint employer.  The attached Client Alert reviews the Final Rule, its genesis, and its practical impact on unionized and non-union employers going forward.

PDF of Client Alert: NLRB Issues Final Rule for Determining Joint Employer Status