The Senate Must Clean Up Obama’s Joint Employer Ping-Pong MESS


In 2015, under President Barack Obama, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opened the floodgates for lawsuits against businesses by making employers liable for labor violations committed by another company’s employees. The ruling was a gift to trial lawyers because it allowed them to implicate multiple companies, or so-called joint employers, in violations alleged by the same worker.

Let’s say, for example, that a property management firm hires a local company to clean its office buildings. Under the Obama-era rule, an employee of the cleaning company could sue not only his boss for failing to pay him overtime, but the building management firm as well since …

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