Joint Employers and Successorship: The NLRB Speaks (LEL702)
The NLRB recently issued two important and hotly debated decisions: Browning Ferris on joint employers and GVS Properties on successorship. These decisions clarify the criteria concerning who is an employer within the meaning of the Act. Specifically, an employer with the “right to control” its sub-contractor’s employees—whether exercised or not—is now covered, as is the purchaser of a business with a union in a jurisdiction with a worker retention law. Are these rulings part of the NLRB’s keeping current with the economic realities of business and employee relations in the 21st century or going beyond Board precedent? Join us to discuss the ramifications of these decisions for workers, unions and employers, as well as an inside look at how Congress views the NLRB and its response to these decisions.
Our panel of experts includes:
- Lauren McFerran, Board Member, NLRB, and former Chief Labor Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
- Marshall B. Babson, Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
- Daniel J. Ratner, Partner, Levy Ratner, P.C.
- James G. Paulsen, Regional Director, NLRB, Region 29
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