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Franchise owners pressure Congress on joint employer standard

Joe Mont | October 31, 2017

In letters sent to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, franchise business owners from 19 states are urging Congress to address their concerns about efforts to expand the joint employer standard.

“Federal agencies like the Wage and Hour Division and others have capitalized on the NLRB's overly broad joint employment precedent to pursue small business owners under statutes in their jurisdictions,” the letters say, urging passage of the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), legislation the business owners say would “restore the long-standing, traditional definition of joint employment based on ‘...

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