Congress Fails to Protect Local Businesses In Omnibus

WASHINGTON, Mar. 22 — The Coalition to Save Local Businesses (CSLB), which represents more than 3 million small businesses, organizations, and associations, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives failed to provide certainty for local businesses in its omnibus appropriations bill:

“After several years of hard work on behalf of local businesses in every community in America, our members are disappointed that Senate and House leaders dodged this opportunity to provide permanent clarity and certainty on joint employer,” said CSLB Executive Director Michael Layman. “Despite the overwhelming bipartisan support that this issue has received during the omnibus negotiations, as well as expressions of support from the Administration, it is clear that some in Congress would rather play politics with the futures of the hard-working women and men across America than acknowledge their members’ appetites for finding common ground for their constituents on the joint employer situation.

“Despite our disappointment, the Coalition is energized by the support we have seen recently from members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, and we will continue working to bring permanent clarity on joint employer, grow the economy, create jobs, and protect the futures of hard-working Americans.”

To learn more about the Coalition to Save Local Businesses and the joint employer issue, click here.