As was expected, the Republican-majority National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) has begun to address and modify decisions rendered during the Obama Era. Yesterday, the NLRB ruled on two issues that swung the pendulum from employee- to employer-friendly.
In the first, case, the Board made it more difficult to conclude that an employee handbook is illegal. In the second case, the Board reverted back to the previous standard of determining joint employer status.
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