U.S. Chamber Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Correct NLRB’s Recent “Joint Employer” Ruling

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits Randel K. Johnson issued the following statement today regarding the introduction of legislation in Congress to correct the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “joint employer” decision:

“The NLRB’s recent decision in Browning-Ferris has broad implications as it upends decades of settled law defining what it means to be an employer under the National Labor Relations Act. The decision will reduce employer flexibility and competition at a time when the economy continues to experience anemic economic growth.

“The ‘Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act’ will help curb the NLRB’s meddling in the legitimate business decisions of our nation’s entrepreneurs. We applaud Senator Alexander and Representative Kline for their leadership on this important issue, and urge all members of Congress to support their legislation and correct the NLRB’s misguided ruling.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.