Get Out!: NLRB IG Says Board Member Should Have Recused Himself From Landmark Joint Employer Reversal
- Written by Gregory Blueford
As we reported here late last year, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) overruled the much-derided 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California (“Browning-Ferris”) that allowed for a finding of joint employment based upon a showing of “indirect control” or the ability to exert such control. Instead, in the Hy-Brand decision, the NLRB returned to the principles governing joint-employer status that existed prior to Browning-Ferris which requires a showing of “direct and immediate control” of the terms and conditions of employment in order to find joint employment.
- Written by Jizell Lopez
As you are likely aware, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act”) was signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act includes significant changes to our country’s tax law, and many employers may be wondering how the Act affects them. In early January, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released income tax withholding information for 2018 which shows the new tax rates for employers to use. The 2018 withholding tables are available here. The withholding tables show both payroll service providers and employers how much tax to withhold from employees’ paychecks, considering a variety of factors. The IRS has instructed employers to begin using the 2018 withholding table as soon as possible but no later than February 15, 2018.