A win for workers & why New Jersey is gettin…

At the end of 2018 a federal appellate court issued a long-awaited ruling that has big implications for subcontractors and employees who work in franchised businesses. The D.C. Circuit held that a company could be named a “joint-employer” (and be held liable for labor law violations) if it exercised a certain degree of “indirect control” over a worker’s wages and terms of employment. Expanding the joint-employer standard to include indirect control was one of the most controversial actions the National Labor Relations Board took up in the Obama administration, and it’s been a top priority of business groups and conservatives to overturn since Trump took office.

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