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Labor Board Burns Through Obama-Era Rules

By on December 20, 2017 in Administrative Law, Employment, Labor

The Hill reports that the National Labor Relations Board is delivering a flurry of wins to businesses now that it has a Republican majority under President Trump.

In recent days, the independent board tasked with enforcing fair labor practices and collective bargaining rights overruled three Obama-era rules in a series of 3-2 rulings, writes reporter Lydia Wheeler.

One of the rules, which employers had opposed for years, was a controversial NLRB decision that changed the definition of a joint-employer. That rule could have put employers on the hook for labor law violations committed by their subcontractors in some cases.

Read The Hill article.




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