September Legal Update

By L. Michael Zinser
MACMA General Counsel

NLRB ISSUES LONG-AWAITED JOINT EMPLOYER DECISION

In a broad sweeping 3-to-2 Decision in Browning-Ferris, the Obama NLRB recently rewrote the decades-old test for determining who is the “Employer.” Under the previous caselaw, a Company had to exercise direct control over wages, hours, and working conditions to be an “Employer.” Now, under the new standard, the Company is a “Joint Employer” if it exercises “indirect control over working conditions, or if it reserves the authority to do so.” Continue reading

August Legal Update

By L. Michael Zinser, MACMA General Counsel

“QUICKIE ELECTION” RULE UPHELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

On July 29, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson – an Obama appointee – upheld the Final Rule of the National Labor Relations Board, providing for “quickie elections” under the National Labor Relations Act.

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