Monday, December 31, 2018

Labor lawyers, businesses hope for reversal of controversial Obama rules


It's an Obama era rule, rest assured it's based on nonsensical ideas that hurt business.
Free Beacon reports franchise businesses and labor lawyers will have to wait until 2019 to see if the Trump administration overturns one of Obama's most controversial workplace policies.

The National Labor Relations Board has been weighing whether to use its rulemaking authority to overturn an Obama-era ruling that held franchise businesses and other companies liable for violations committed by franchisees or subcontractors. Many had expected the board, which oversees workplace disputes and union elections, to re-establish longstanding precedent that held actual violators, rather than parent companies, responsible before Dec. 31. The agency, however, announced a 30-day extension of the public comment period into 2019 and delaying any action until after the holidays.

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