Joint-Employer Rule Increases Risks for Retail Supply Chains

NLRB Overreach

Evan Armstrong, Vice President, Workforce at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), issued the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) new rule which dramatically expands the standard for determining joint employment:

“The new NLRB joint employer rule is vague, unworkable and increases risks to businesses who operate dynamic, complex supply chains that rely on numerous business-to-business interactions. This will ultimately lead to more litigation and less efficient retail supply chains.

“This overreach is disappointing but not surprising given the current actions of the NLRB. The Board has made significant changes to major policies including independent contractors, secret ballot elections, handbook policies, arbitration, and now joint employer. Collectively, these are the Board’s attempt to do what the President and Congressional Democrats cannot – pass the PRO Act. Oversight is sorely needed to reign in the NLRB from exceeding its statutory authority.”

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