NAW Calls for Labor Department to Revise Joint Employer Standard

June 26, 2019

During the Obama Administration the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set a new standard for what constituted a “Joint Employer” for purposes of union organizing and related matters. Under the previous long-held standard an employer had to have direct control over the terms and conditions of employees to be considered a joint employer; the Obama NLRB set a new standard under which “indirect control” was sufficient to determine a joint employer. In April 2019, the Trump Department of Labor (DoL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to “update and clarify” the Joint Employer Standard. Today NAW joined the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and more than 40 other employer groups and filed comments with DoL on this issue. Click here to read our comments.