ABC praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441
) this week with bipartisan support. ABC joined forces with a wide range of business advocacy groups, including the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the Coalition to Save Local Businesses, to build support for the ultimate passage of H.R. 3441.
The bill clarifies many of the confusing labor regulations caused by the National Labor Relations Board’s expansion of the joint employer rule. Under H.R. 3441, an employer may be considered a joint employer of a worker only if it “directly, actually and immediately” exercises significant control over the primary elements of employment.
“The NLRB’s decision to expand the joint employer definition will disrupt hundreds of thousands of business operations throughout the country and threaten the ability of hardworking Americans to achieve the American dream of owning their own business,” said ABC Vice President of Legislative & Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen. “H.R. 3441 will restore the joint employer standard that has been in place for more than 30 years and bring
stability back into the economy for contractors and subcontractors across the country.”
ABC and its partners on this issue urge the Senate to take action soon and pass this important legislation for Main Street America.