January 14, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday extended the deadline for submitting comments regarding its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on joint-employer status to allow for issues raised by an appeals court ruling to be addressed.
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 28 that a National Labor Relations Board decision in 2015 to expand joint employment was too broad. The case involved Browning-Ferris Industries and its staffing firm Leadpoint Business services; the NLRB’s decision had caused waves in the staffing industry. The NLRB is also now working on a plan reverse the 2015 change in the joint-employer standard, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.
Comments must now be received on or before Jan. 28. And comments replying to the comments submitted during the initial comment period must be received by the NLRB on or before Feb. 11.