Law360: Joint Employer Considerations After NLRB’s Google Ruling

August 31, 2023

In an article published on Law360 on August 30, 2023, Obermayer attorneys Matthew Green and Daniel Unterburger discuss a recent decision that may have a broad impact on various aspects of labor and employment law. The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that Google LLC is a joint employer of its
independent contractor’s employees. If the ruling stands, it would require Google to negotiate with its contractor’s employees should they unionize.

The NLRB’s July 19 Cognizant Technology Solutions and Google LLC Joint Employers decision may also have a ripple effect on joint employer liability, as it may also be used to establish joint employer status in other contexts. This article explains the NLRB’s decision and delves into its potential significance.

Read the full article here

Matthew serves as Deputy Chair of Obermayer’s Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and employment law in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has extensive experience and has been lead counsel in litigation relating to contracts, real-estate disputes, non-compete agreements, and employment disputes. He also has broad experience in defending claims before state and federal courts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

Daniel concentrates his practice on labor and employment law, developing legal strategies to best serve clients’ needs and operational priorities. He collaborates closely with clients to solve existing problems while also providing guidance on how they can address and avoid potential future problems. Prior to joining Obermayer, Daniel was an Assistant City Solicitor in the Labor and Employment Unit of the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department, where he had tried cases to verdict in state and federal court.