McDonalds’ is NOT the joint employers for staff working for their franchisees. This case sets an important precedence…. but it may not be a lasting precedence…the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) delivered a split decision. What this means for companies that hire 3PL’s to do their warehousing or dedicated carriers to do distribution, is that they should be insulated from their vendors’ labor issues.
To reduce fuel costs by 10%, airliners may soon be slipstreaming each other. Watch this space as Airbus pushes its idea through regulators that want maximum separation.
Next week is Christmas…have a great one! We will not be publishing over the next two weeks.