Who We Are

We are a diverse group of locally owned, independent small businesses, associations and organizations seeking fairness and clarity on the new rules of the unlimited joint employer doctrine.


Bloomberg BNA: Will DirecTV Joint Employer Case Be Aired at Supreme Court?

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.


Coalition to Save Local Businesses Lauds House Introduction of Joint Employer ‘Fix’

Coalition Commends Bipartisan Support to Protect Future of Local Businesses


Third Way: Workers And Businesses Both Win When Skills Are Put First

By Emily Estus | Right now, a House committee is putting together legislation to clarify a new legal standard holding corporations responsible to subcontracted (or franchise) employees, known as the “joint employer” rule. The current standard considers a corporation a “joint employer” with a contractor or franchise in terms of liability if they have direct, indirect, or reserved authority to control the terms and conditions of employment.