Franchisors Beware: One NLRB Decision May Have a Big Impact on the Industry

December 5, 2016

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Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) blew more gale force winds expanding the definition of joint-employer for purposes of collective bargaining, creating a potential tsunami for employers that share a contingent work force. As a result, the ruling in Miller & Anderson, Inc. and Tradesmen International and sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local Union No. 19, AFL-CIO, Case 05-RC-079249, could have broad implications for franchisors. That is particularly the case in light of the NLRB’s recent focus on prosecuting unfair law practices against McDonald’s Corporation, where it seeks to hold the franchisor