Update On NLRB Joint Employer Rule

Volume: 23 | Issue: 18
May 16, 2024

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has appealed the decision of a federal court that vacated the Board’s new joint employer rule. 

Issued in October 2023, the new joint employer rule changed the standard for determining when two or more separate companies are a joint employer of employees under the National Labor Relations Act. The rule was quickly challenged, however, by business groups and members of the U.S. Congress.  

Congress managed to pass a congressional resolution blocking the rule from taking effect, but President Biden vetoed the resolution on May 3. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives failed to overcome that veto.  

While the appeal plays out over the new joint employer standard the Board wants to adopt, employers can continue to rely on the business friendly standard adopted in 2020. As always, we will keep you posted of developments.

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