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Submit Input: Appeals Court Hears the Franchise/Subcontractor Joint Employer Issue

By: Sheila Raftery Wiggins

The joint employer controversy flared-up against franchisors and companies that subcontract jobs as to whether their actions—controlling the work conditions and tasks of the franchisees/subcontractor’s employees—render the franchisor/business a joint employer of those employees. OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT INPUT: Browning-Ferris Industries appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. the NLRB’s groundbreaking 2015 ruling. Consider submitting “friend of the court” papers in the appeal on behalf of your company or industry group.

Sheila Raftery Wiggins, of the Newark office, handles matters involving complex commercial disputes, insurance defense, coverage disputes, financial fraud, and attorney ethics.