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FRN News: House Bill Would Change Definition of ‘Joint Employer’

By at 1 August, 2017, 7:09 am

IN THE NEWS

As reported by Financial Regulation News on August 1, a bipartisan bill was introduced on July 27 to fix the complexity and uncertainty regarding “joint employer” by amending the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The bipartisan bill, the Save Local Business Act, is supported by SBE Council.

The news pieces provides background on the legislation and quotes SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan on its importance:

“Certain regulations and actions advanced under the previous Administration were particularly damaging to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The changes made to ‘joint employer’ is one of them. Furthermore, actions and changes pursued by other agencies at the state and federal level have created significant uncertainty and complexity for small businesses. There needs to be clear, bright lines that establish business autonomy and the ‘Save Local Business Act’ is a needed solution that will provide that for small businesses.”

Read the full article here.   

(Read Kerrigan’s full statement in support of the legislation here.)

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