ALERT

COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

Carr Allison is open for business. Our attorneys are available to guide and assist you with your legal needs and concerns.

CARR ALLISON STATUS COVID-19 TEAM WORKERS’ COMP TEAM COVID-19 RESOURCES

National Labor Relations Board Ruling on Joint Employer Liability

On December 14, 2017, in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd., the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) overturned an Obama-era rule that held employers potentially liable for labor-law violations committed by their franchisees and subcontractors absent direct control over the terms and conditions of employment.  Prior to the decision in Hy-Brand, a corporate employer  could be held liable as a joint employer for labor law violations committed by a franchisee, even when the corporate employer did not exercise control (direct or indirect) over the terms and conditions of employment.  The NLRB returned to its past standard, and found that the “essential element” for determining whether two entities are joint employers, thus jointly and severally liable for labor law violations, is whether they exercised joint control over the essential terms and conditions of employment, and whether the control was direct and immediate.

While the new rule is much more employer friendly, employers should still take precaution in addressing whether they are joint employers for purposes of labor law violations.

Attorneys from Carr Allison’s employment team are available to assist with any questions about how this new ruling applies to your company, as well as steps to take to proactively protect your company from joint employment claims.

News

COVID-19 Response Team and Resources (Updated 6/18)

Below are links to all the resources about COVID-19.  If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 and your obligations as an employer, please do not hesitate to contact someone on our Carr Allison COVID-19 Response Team.   Carr Allison Resource Teams Carr Allison Response Team: Click Here Carr Allison Workers’ Compensation […]

Learn More

Carr Allison Welcomes Summer Law Clerks in Birmingham

Meet Carr Allison’s talented 2020 law clerks.  These students will work alongside attorneys and staff in our Birmingham (AL) office to gain a deeper understanding of the practice of law and experience life at Carr Allison first-hand. Top Row (L-R):  Brikk Bralley, Emily Robinson and Sarah Rosenthal, rising 2Ls at […]

Learn More

Carr Allison Welcomes Summer Law Clerks in Mobile

Meet Carr Allison’s talented 2020 law clerks.  These students, both from The University of Mississippi School of Law, will work alongside attorneys and staff in our Mobile (AL) office to gain a deeper understanding of the practice of law and experience life at Carr Allison first-hand. (L-R): Sarah Hildebrand, rising […]

Learn More