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NLRB Rejects McDonald’s Procedural Motions
  • Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

Earlier this month, the National Labor Relations Board issued two decisions rejecting procedural motions filed by McDonald's, USA in the pending

Franchisors: Take Note of New Joint Employment Guidance
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2016

The Department of Labor ("DOL") has weighed in on the joint employer issue, releasing an Administrator's Interpretation ("AI") setting forth the

NLRB’s new joint-employer standard to be put to the test in federal court
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

As previously reported by the blog and widely throughout mainstream media, last year the NLRB significantly altered its standard for evaluating

Franchisors take note: broader DOL "joint employer" interpretation adds more risk for franchise industry
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

While the franchise industry's attention has been focused on the NLRB's new and expanded joint-employer test, the Department of Labor has quietly

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Joint Employer Guidance
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2016

On January 20, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released an "Administrator's Interpretation" and related

DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment under FLSA
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • January 20 2016

The Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division (WHD) has issued an Administrator's Interpretation (AI) establishing new standards for determining

A New World for Joint Employers
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2016

A recent trend in labor and employment law is the increase in entities found responsible as employers and the simultaneous expansion of the

Franchisor's liabilities towards franchisees' employees
  • Aramis Law Firm
  • France
  • December 15 2015

According to case law, the circumstances in which a franchisor incurs liability towards the employees of its franchisees fall into two categories: A

Promoting fair work practices in franchisees
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • November 30 2015

Since the new Franchising Code of Conduct came into effect earlier this year, there has been an increased focus on franchise issues. This article

NLRB successful in obtaining subpoena enforcement as to joint employer issue in McDonalds franchise dispute
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • November 25 2015

Many of us have been watching the ongoing battle taking place in Region 2 of the NLRB as to the consolidated unfair labor practice proceedings that