Articles and Speeches
Goodbye Temps? NLRB Ruling Will Have
September 2, 2015
Michelle W. Johnson
In an article published on Sept. 1, 2015, IndustryWeek features Atlanta partner Michelle Johnson in an article about the National Labor Relations Board’s recent ruling that companies using temporary agencies are considered “joint employers” of temp workers. The ruling states employers share responsibility with the agencies for liabilities regarding those workers and that temporary workers who unionize have the right to bargain with both the parent company and the temporary agency. The article notes the ruling is “game-changing” for employers who rely heavily on temps. “They’re going to need very strong indemnification provisions [in their temporary agency contracts], because if they’re joint employers, they can be held jointly liable for unfair labor practices,” Ms. Johnson told the publication. The full article is available here.