October 26, 2023


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for the Employment Policy Division Glenn Spencer issued the following statement regarding a new rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that abandons a clear, straightforward standard in favor of a vague and expansive standard for determining joint employment.

“It defies common sense to say that businesses can be held liable for workers they don’t employ at workplaces they don’t own or control, yet that is exactly what the new NLRB joint employer rule does. This rule will create chaos and more legal confusion that will harm both employers and workers. The U.S. Chamber will carefully evaluate our options going forward, including litigation.”