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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Labor Talk Blog: NLRB Decision Enhances the Risk of Unionization of Joint Employers

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July 20, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently made it easier for unions to force joint employers to recognize and bargain with unions. In its decision in Miller & Anderson, Inc., 364 NLRB No. 39 (July 11, 2016), the NLRB made it more likely that joint employers (now defined broadly under other NLRB precedent) will be forced to recognize the union of their co-employers' workers, and will be required to bargain directly with the union over the terms and conditions of employment it controls. Companies which use temporary staffing agencies and other such third-party agencies, as well as staffing agencies themselves, and franchisees and franchisors all should be aware of the possible consequences. For example, a national franchisor may be required to bargain with a franchisee's union regarding workplace policies and standards over which the franchisor attempts to assert control. Or, a user of temporary labor could be required to bargain with its staffing agency employees' union regarding reasons for ending the temporary work assignment, standards for converting the temporary worker to direct employment, workplace policies, assignment of work, production and evaluation standards, and the like. Or, a temporary staffing agency's employees could be organized by its customer's employee union and be required to bargain over pay, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment, merely by virtue of its employees being assigned as temporary workers at that particular unionized employer.

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