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One month after the National Labor Relations Board absolved McDonald's of responsibility for alleged labor violations by its franchisees, the franchise industry received further clarity on the issue of joint employment after the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule January 12.
Direct but don't dictate is the approach franchisors are taking with human resources as joint employer liability concerns live on. It's a ‘tightrope,' notes a Living Large exec, but one they have to walk to support franchisees.
Everybody knows the National Labor Relations Board caused franchising's biggest headache when it expanded the definition of who is a joint employer back in 2014. Now, new International Franchise Association research has put a number to the pain—$33.3 billion in lost economic output annually.