West-Virginia-University-College-of-LawIf you’re wondering what the real rationale might be behind some of these outrageous rulings, especially the “joint-employer” determination threatened by the NLRB General Counsel Robert Griffin, we may have just the vehicle for you.  We noted in a news article somewhere this week that Griffin recently gave a keynote luncheon address, appropriately titled “Zealous Advocacy for Social Change”, to the West Virginia University College of Law.  He begins to address the “joint-employer” issue at the 10:00 minute mark and at 16:00 minutes in the video, explains, “a lot of noise was subsequently created . . . in the area of the franchisor-franchisee relationship.” He then admits: “We have a problem, legally, for our theory.”  You can watch the video here.