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By Megha Shah on December 28, 2015 at 8:45 AM

In the aftermath of a significant change in the joint employer standard this year, several states are attempting to address how franchisors are affected.

In August, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. d/b/a BFI Newby Recyclery, 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015), drastically expanding the standard for determining whether an entity was a joint employer. (See our blog post about it here). In doing so, the NLRB veered away from precedent that required a showing that a company exerted actual control over the employees of another company in order for the first company to be considered a joint employer.

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By Employment & Labor Practice Group on December 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM

A team of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorneys obtained a unanimous jury verdict in favor of client Edward Jones and one of its supervisors on all counts in defending the investment company against a former employee’s discrimination and whistleblower claims.

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