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Kline, Roe Statement on NLRB Joint-Employer Decision

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement today after the National Labor Relations Board released a partisan decision in Browning-Ferris Industries that overturns established labor policy and will disrupt the operations of small businesses across the country: The board has just discarded decades of settled labor policy with far-reaching consequences ...

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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Field Hearings to Examine Bureaucratic Effort to Undermine Franchise Businesses

The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), will hold two field hearings next week to examine efforts by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would dramatically alter the way franchise businesses operate. Approximately 757,000 franchise businesses currently operate across the country, employing more than eight million workers. Independently owned and managed, these small businesses have encouraged job creation and helped countless indiv...

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Fiduciary Rule Facing Familiar Bipartisan Concerns

This is starting to sound familiar. The Department of Labor has again released a regulatory proposal that will make it harder for families to save for retirement. That proposal is again drawing bipartisan concern. And Democrats are again echoing Republicans in pointing out the consequences the proposal could have for low- and middle-income families and small business owners. As Senate Democrats recently explained in numerous letters to the department, under the proposal: Basic financial advice w...

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Rep. Carter: Don’t Leave Working Americans in the Dark on Retirement Savings

The Department of Labor is pushing a regulatory proposal that will make it harder for working families to save for retirement. In an op-ed featured in The Hill, Education and the Workforce Committee member Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) draws from his experience as a community pharmacist to explain how the proposal will negatively impact small business owners and the hardworking men and women they employ: Having owned and operated community pharmacies for nearly thirty years, I take pride i...

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