ASA Downplays Unionizing Significance of NLRB Joint Employer Decision

Thursday’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board broadening the criteria for joint employer status may not have much impact on staffing firms, says the American Staffing Association. In a press release this morning, Stephen Dwyer, the ASA’s general counsel, said, “Although we cannot definitively predict the long-term impact of the decision, prior…

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NLRB Decision Opens the Door to Make Agencies, Clients Joint Employers

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In a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced a broad new standard for determining whether two businesses are “joint employers” for purposes of collective bargaining. Under this new standard set forth in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., joint employment now exists even where one company only has the right to…

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