House Committee Continues Pursuing Joint Employer Fix in FY ’19 Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, July 11 — Coalition to Save Local Businesses Executive Director Michael Layman released the following statement thanking House Appropriations Committee members, Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), and Chairman Tom Cole (R-Okla.) for including language in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Fiscal 2019 funding bill that would prohibit funds from being used to enforce the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expanded “joint employer” policy:

“CSLB members are grateful for Chairmen Frelinghuysen and Cole and Appropriations Committee members’ unrelenting support of small businesses as they continue to struggle under the confusion caused by the NLRB’s joint employer policy. It is clear that Members of Congress have listened to the concerns of their constituents – local business owners who have described the harmful impacts of this misguided policy on their ability to create jobs, serve their communities, and plan for future growth – and understand the urgency that this issue demands.

“Moreover, our members are committed to seeing Congress codify a sensible definition of joint employer. The U.S. House provided clarity through its passage of the bipartisan ‘Save Local Business Act,’ and we will continue working to advance through the U.S. Senate this permanent, legislative solution.”

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