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Coalition Lauds Congressional Panel for Supporting Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, June 17 – 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 Subcommittee bill this morning. The bill included a provision to block federal agency investigations based on…

Franchisees push back against expansion of joint-employer definition

Franchisees like Veldman have been dragged into the Fight for $15 battle, portrayed as little more than corporate puppets in how they operate and pay their employees. But increasingly some franchisees are railing against that perception, saying they are independent business owners who make their own decisions on hiring and…

Eakinomics: NLRB, McDonalds and the Joint Employer Rule

This week an administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will begin consideration of whether McDonald’s should be considered the “joint employer” of all McDonalds workers, instead of them being considered the employees of individual franchises. At issue is whether the franchise or the parent company…