Bloomberg: White House Working to Address Joint Employer Issue, Pence Says

The Trump administration is working to unwind the controversial expansion of joint employer liability for businesses in franchise and other affiliated relationships, Vice President Mike Pence told a retail industry lobbying group July 18. … Critics say the decision—and moves to broaden joint employer liability under other federal and state laws—could change the way companies in franchise, staffing, and other contractual relationships do business by forcing them to take a more active role in labor issues.


Washington Examiner: NLRB policy could stifle expansion of apprenticeships and worker training opportunities

By Trey Kovacs | As extremely partisan as Congress has become nowadays, there are glimmers of hope for agreement on reforms to help boost jobs and economic opportunity. Republicans, Democrats, and the business community should be able to all get on board with ideas that promote a higher-skilled workforce.


The Hill: Congress must act to protect local businesses from joint employer scheme

By Rep. Virginia Foxx (R, NC-05) | Far too often in Washington, D.C., when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. That certainly seemed to be the mindset of government bureaucrats during the Obama administration.


Real Clear Policy: Joint Employer Reform Will Protect Small Businesses

By Shannon Meade | Operating a small business successfully involves a number of challenges. Restaurant owners, for instance, enter into service contracts with staffing agencies, cleaning services, and the like in order to serve their guests well.


The Hill: Labor Department rescinds Obama-era guidance on joint-employers

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday rescinded Obama-era guidance that defines "joint-employer."