WASHINGTON – In a bipartisan vote of 206-177, the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res 98, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution overturning the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer rule. This is the first step to stop this rule from taking effect on February 26,2024 The Coalition to Save Local Businesses (CSLB) is proud to stand with more than 100 organizations fighting for regulatory certainty and supporting this bill. As we approach the Senate vote, please tell your local Senators to support local businesses and vote “yes” on S.J. Res 49 by clicking here.

After the passage of H.J. Res 98, Michael Layman, Senior Advisor to the Coalition to Save Local Businesses, released the following statement:

“We are grateful to the hundreds of organizations across the country, as well as countless small businessmen and women, who provided powerful testimonies in opposition to the NLRB’s joint employer rule. Given today’s vote in the House, we are confident this momentum will result in a similar result in the Senate and Congress will send a bipartisan and bicameral message to the White House on behalf of small business owners and working families across the country. On behalf of the members of this coalition and the millions of hard-working Americans affected, we thank the House for passing H.J. Res 98.”

About the NLRB’s job-killing joint employer rule: The NLRB’s final joint employer rule would expand the definition of joint employer, stripping small business owners of authority over their employees. This new joint employer rule expands on an old joint employer rule that destroyed an estimated 376,000 jobs, cost small businesses an estimated $33 billion, and led to a 93% spike in lawsuits in the franchise sector alone. Proposed in Sept. 2022, the expanded joint employer rule was finalized on Oct. 26, 2023, was scheduled to take effect on Dec. 26, 2023 and has now been postponed until February 26, 2024.


The Coalition to Save Local Businesses represents hundreds of thousands of local businesses and millions of American jobs through its membership and partner organizations. The coalition’s goal is to raise the voices of everyday Americans who own, operate, work for and depend on local businesses for their livelihoods.

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