The NLRB is taking public comments over the next 60 days.
The National Labor Relations Board has proposed rolling back a rule that makes companies liable if their franchisees and contractors commit labor violations, according to a Politico report.
Under the recently proposed rule, a company would only be considered a joint employer of a separate company’s workers - and therefore liable - “if the two employers share or co-determine the employees’ essential terms and conditions of employment, such as hiring, firing, discipline, supervision, and direction,” according to the article.
This proposal would undo the board’s 2015 Browning-Ferris opinion, an Obama-era rule that made the companies liable, according to the article.
The current NLRB has a three-member Republican majority, all of whom were appointed under the Trump administration, and one Democrat who was appointed under the Obama administration and dissented from the proposal, according to Politico.