In a ruling that will affect most business relationships and extends far beyond either labor law or the concept of employment generally, the National Labor Relations Board issued a much awaited decision today, Browning-Ferris Industries of California ("Browning-Ferris"), 362 NLRB No. 186 (August 27, 2015), found here, that expansively broadened the definition of who is a joint employer — an otherwise unrelated entity that does not hire, fire, supervise or determine the wages and benefits of another employer's employees but that nevertheless bears responsibilities to those employees under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA" or the "Act").
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