October 27th, 2023
Franchise Wire: IFA Urges Congress to Undo Revised Joint Employer Rule
Association Predicts Vast Harm to Franchising and Wants More NLRB Oversight
In a statement released Thursday, the International Franchise Association called on Congress to reject the National Labor Relations Board’s expansion of the joint employer rule. The rules change makes franchisees and franchisors responsible for the same employees and for labor infractions under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The IFA warns that the rule will undercut the independence of franchisees, decrease franchisees’ equity in their businesses and cause franchisors to give less support to franchisees.