In a highly anticipated decision involving a California employer, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “refined” the standard it will use for determining joint-employer status. But the decision is much more than a simple refinement. Instead, this new standard signifies a departure from the long-standing joint-employer test previously used by the NLRB.
UPDATE: In January 2016, the Browning-Ferris decision was appealed to a U.S. Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit.