NLRB Upends Franchising And Contracting In Landmark Case

Iain Murray talks to the Daily Caller about the devastating effects of the NLRB Joint Employer ruling:

The impact could be great. Many different businesses rely on franchising and contracting. Restaurants, cleaners, staffing agencies and retailers are just a few broad examples.

“The NLRB’s new standard could force Silicon Valley startups to hire the receptionists and cleaners they currently get from staffing or property management companies,” Competitive Enterprise Institute vice president for strategy Iain Murray noted in a statement to TheDCNF. “It will adversely impact the innovative sharing economy, where technology has drastically lowered transaction costs, enabling people to come together to share services in novel new business relationships. In the end, some jobs will be absorbed by companies’ corporate headquarters, to minimize unexpected liability; some jobs will be eliminated.”