The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week released its strategic plan for the agency’s immediate future and this week that it was again extending – for a second time – the comment period for its proposed joint employer rule, which would make it harder for businesses to be held liable for labor violations committed by franchisees and contractors. The NLRB strategic plan provides a map of the agency plan for Fiscal Years 2019 through 2022 and outlines 4 specific goals they hope to achieve during that time. The most recent extension on joint employer comments came just as the public comment period was set to expire yesterday (December 13), but initial public comments can now be accepted through January 14, 2019 and comments in rebuttal of submitted comments until January 22, 2019. The agency has said that no further extensions on the comment period for the proposed rule will be granted.