The NLRB has held a union seeking to represent employees in a bargaining unit composed of employees solely employed by a “user employer” and those it jointly employees with a temporary labor provider is not required to obtain the consent of both employers
This month's edition of WPI's Insider Report includes articles on the Administration's push to finalize rules before the November elections, legislative and litigation steps to thwart those efforts, and state bills and ordinances that have advanced.
Michigan recently amended state law to make it clear that unless otherwise specifically provided for in the franchise agreement, a franchisee is considered the sole employer of workers to whom it pays wages or provides a benefit plan.
The changing nature of employment, including the move to more online-based commerce, has increased the number of on-demand or "gig" workers. The DOL now seeks an official government record of these workers.
Two weeks after the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator's Interpretation cautioning that "most workers are employees," Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Al Franken (D-MN) introduced a bill targeting worker misclassification.