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Labor Board proposes new joint employer rule, loosening Trump-era limits

The federal council that oversees labor-management relations is proposing a new rule that would make it easier for workers to say they’re employed by two employers at once, a move that could open the door to employee claims against companies that depend on franchisees, contractors or investment firms.

The proposed rule is one of the first major policy moves by the National Labor Relations Board under the Biden administration and will likely be challenged in court by business groups.


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