Why the NLRB Says This Franchise Isn't a Joint Employer, But McDonald's Is
The franchise industry just got a clue to untangling a knotty problem.
In Tennessee, Only Franchisees Can Be Held Accountable for Employees
As the joint employer battles causes waves throughout the franchise industry, a new Tennessee law affirms franchisor and franchisee employees as separate entities.
Lawmakers Question Legality of NLRB's Joint Employer Decision
Congress joins the franchising industry in seeking explanations.
Franchisees Team Up to Urge Congress to Examine 'Joint Employer' Standard
Franchise industry leaders are lobbying to preserve the existing joint employer definition, in contrast to the National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions.
McDonald's Caps Off a Truly Terrible Year With Falling Sales, Discrimination Lawsuit
The burger chain needs a fresh start in the new year.
Judge Rules Against Joint Employer Responsibility in Minimum Wage Case
A California judge ruled that only Massage Envy franchisees – not the corporate franchisor – are responsible for wage violations, in contrast to recent National Labor Relations Board decisions.
The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision
The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'