As we’ve reported before, the extended public comment period relating proposed changes to the definition of joint employer ends next Thursday, December 13. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register in September and was extended an additional 30 days to allow for additional comments. If any of our readers have yet to comment in support of the change, we encourage you to submit your comments forthwith. The original Browning Ferris decision that expanded the definition of joint employer was written by former NLRB member Mark Gaston Pearce, who has been re-nominated to the NLRB by President Trump over the strong objections of business interests. Re-appointment is also subject to Senate confirmation and negotiations for a confirmation deal are currently underway.