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Franchises as Joint Employers-The Battle Continues

While recent National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) decisions have begun to impose liability on franchises as joint employers, there has been a backlash from Congress and the Courts against this legally unprecedented action. In January, a California judge held that the franchise, Massage Envy, could not be held liable for an individual franchisee's wage and hour violations. This holding follows a recent August 2014 California Supreme Court decision that Domino's could not be held liable as a joint employer in a former employee's sexual harassment suit. These cases are directly opposed to the NLRB's recent decision to hold both McDonald's and the franchisees accountable as joint employers in labor complaints against the chain.