Joint Employer Legislation Advances in Two Congressional Committees


WASHINGTON, June 25 – Coalition to Save Local Businesses Executive Director Michael Layman released the statement below following the passage of the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill in the House and Senate Committee this week. The bill included a provision to block federal agency investigations based on an expanded joint employer standard:

“Small business-people can breathe a little easier today, knowing that members of Congress this week pushed legislation on both sides of the Capitol to codify the ‘joint employer’ standard. The National Labor Relations Board’s attempt to rewrite the very successful joint employer doctrine jeopardizes every franchise business and every small business that relies on contract work. We thank Appropriations Chairmen Thad Cochran (R-Miss), Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) for their leadership in defending small businesses, and ask all members of Congress to support the joint employer provision approved this week by the Appropriations Committees.”

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