The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned an Obama-era ruling that had made it easier for unions and workers to pursue companies for the practices of contractors and franchisees. The decision was welcomed by business groups and could affect a major case against McDonald’s Corp. The 3-2 decision by the NLRB reversed the standard it had set in a 2015 case involving Browning-Ferris Industries Inc. It reinstated a previous test that says companies are “joint employers” only when they exercise direct control over workers.
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