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DOL Withdraws Joint Employer Informal Guidance

Published on June 12, 2017

Although the DOL may have changed its position on joint-employment, employers need to remain cautious of the ongoing commitment of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to its ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries which applied an expansive approach to joint-employer liability under the National Labor Relations Act.

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NLRB Finds That Employer Maintained Overly Broad Work Rules Prohibiting ‘Insubordination Or Other Disrespectful Conduct’ And ‘Boisterous Or Other Disruptive Activity In The Workplace’

Published on January 17, 2017

The Component Bar Products, Inc. decision is another example of the NLRB’s broad view of what constitutes “concerted protected activity,” “work rules”, and unlawful activity under the Act and is a reminder that the NLRB continues to take an aggressive stance on employment policies it believes may chill the exercise of employees’ Section 7 rights under the Act.

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