More Than 100 Representatives Sign Letter Calling for Temporary Hold on “Joint Employer” Changes
Coalition to Save Local Businesses Executive Director Michael Layman released the statement below in response to today’s Congressional letter signed by more than 100 bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives calling on leaders of the House Committee on Appropriations to provide relief for locally owned businesses from the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new joint employer standard:
“Small business owners are very pleased that Members of Congress have responded to their concerns about the uncertainty of looming joint employer liability,” said CSLB Executive Director Michael Layman. “Throughout the last year, thousands of business leaders have engaged congressional leaders in an effort to protect their small businesses from a corporate takeover. With today’s action, we echo the call to members of the Committee to consider the impact to small businesses under the new joint employer standard, and join their 100+ colleagues in supporting our nation’s small businesses.”
The bipartisan congressional letter, authored by Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn), calls on members of the Appropriations Committee and Labor HHS Subcommittee to support the joint employer policy provision in the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The provision would place a temporary hold for the upcoming federal fiscal year on the NLRB’s new joint employer liability standard, allowing Congress time to determine the impact of this major change in labor law.