Boston Partner Richard Glovsky, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, provided insight to Law360 in an article summarizing key takeaways from the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new joint employer rule, set to take effect in April 2020. The new rule sets a legal standard that a joint employer requires "substantial direct and immediate control" over another employer’s workers.
"Assuming the courts give deference to the NLRB's new rule, it will be a mini-boon for employers," Glovsky said. "It will allow employers to contract with third parties for full-time, part-time and temporary workers with a greater sense of confidence that they will not be responsible for many of the obligations that employment relationships connote."
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