The ruling is to have little impact on staffing industry or client firms. "Joint employers are jointly liable for meeting obligations to the employees at issue. This means both employers would share responsibility for unfair labor practices committed by one or the other and that, in the event of unionization, both employers would be obligated to bargain with the union."
On Aug. 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision that overturned years of precedent on the question of whether an employer and its contractors could be considered joint employers of the contractors’ employees.
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