Although states continue efforts to insulate themselves from the new definition of joint-employer, dictated by the National Labor Relations Board last year, the BFI appeal is still slowly winding its way through the federal court system.  This past Tuesday, the defendant in the original NLRB case, Browning-Ferris Industries filed a brief with the US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit alleging that the new definition is a violation of the business’ due process rights because it is so broad and vague that it would be impossible for employers to structure business relationships with contractors because of it.  There are a number of other business interest organizations that are expected to file briefs in the case as well.  On the other side, there will likely be an equal number claiming the ruling is specific and right on target.