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House Bill Limiting 'Joint Employer' Signals Shift From Obama Oversight

July 27, 2017 at 6:28 PM
House lawmakers have introduced a bill to circumvent a controversial 2015 ruling that expanded the definition of joint employer and prompted strict Obama OSHA enforcement guidance, and though the bill would not directly impact OSHA, a source says lawmakers are tracking whether a similar change to the agency's governing statute may be needed. Employers and their Republican backers have long faulted the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) August 2015 ruling in In re: Browning-Ferris Industries that expanded the definition...

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