March 3rd, 2015
Heller challenges NLRB ruling on who is employer
By: Craig A. Ruark, Special to the Las Vegas Business Press
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller used a small business round table at the recent International Franchising Association’s convention as an opportunity to do some big game hunting. His quarry was the elephant in the room — a recent finding by the National Labor Relations Board that employees of individual franchises were employees of the parent company. The Nevada Republican didn’t miss, much to the delight of the round-table participants, most of whom have a stake in the issue.As a general consensus, each of the participants expressed concern about the increasing amount of government regulations they face. Heller agreed, stating that “It has been very difficult to run a business in the U.S. for the past four to five years because the government has not been predictable.