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Posts tagged Michigan Senate Bill 493.
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.

Legislation aims to stop fallout from joint employer status changesIn 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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