NLRB clears the path for unions and temp workers
On Thursday August 27, the NLRB made a landmark ruling regarding the ability for contract and temp workers to more easily unionize. This is yet another attempt to try and define who counts as an employee in todays working world.
Some companies use independant contractors as a way to avoid paying taxes, overtime pay and benefits. While others use independent contractors and temps as a way to be more flexible and nimble with an uncertain economy. However if the laws change such that independent contractors and temps are eligible for the same type of benefits as an employee then the economic benefit to an employer goes away because it drives up operating expenses for companies that hire them.
What does this mean for your business?