The Hill | By Robert Cresanti, Katherine Lugar, and Chip Rogers | 9/15/2017
The Hill: Congress must pass the Save Local Business Act to provide clarity on the joint employer issue
WASHINGTON, September 14 — Coalition to Save Local Businesses Executive Director Michael Layman released the statement below following House passage of H.R. 3354, the “Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018,” which includes a provision prohibiting funds from being used to enforce the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expanded “joint employer” policy:
Partners and Members Applaud Bipartisan Leadership on Joint Employer Issue
WASHINGTON, September 12 — This morning, the Coalition to Save Local Businesses hosted a bipartisan congressional staff briefing on “joint employer,” an issue that has seen extensive debate in the U.S. Congress and notable support on both sides of the aisle. The event, moderated by CSLB Executive Director Michael Layman, included speakers Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, Dane Stangler, director of Policy Innovation at the Progressive Policy Institute, and Saunda Kitchen, president of Mr. Rooter of Sonoma County, California.
By Chris Opfer | An appeals panel in Washington is expected to weigh in soon on the heated debate over liability for affiliated businesses, but a separate case involving Maryland television technicians may be the first to get the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.