HCAOA joined together with several other associations last week to support the “Save Local Business Act.” This bill, introduced in Congress last week, would amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act to make clear that “an employer may be considered a joint employer in relation to an employee only if such employer directly, actually, and immediately, and not in a limited and routine manner, exercises significant control over the essential terms and conditions of employment.” This bill is an alternative to the pro-union PRO Act for businesses that utilize supply chains, contractors and franchisees.
This legislation comes at a critical time in the economic recovery when so many small businesses are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and are seeking legal clarity to help them grow their businesses, create jobs, serve their communities and meet local, state and federal obligations to their employees, customers and the general public.
We look forward to working with you to help foster an economic and legal landscape that helps America’s small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and thrive long into the future.
You can read the full letter of support from the Coalition that was sent to the offices of Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) and relevant committees here.
You can read the full bill here.