Save Local Business Act

BACKGROUND: Hiring. Work schedules. Pay increases. These are all decisions that take place between an employer and an employee. However, in 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) placed itself squarely in the middle of the employer-employee relationship, changing it in a way that hurt working families and small businesses but empowered union interests. This prompted a similar expansion of the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). With these actions, the Obam...

Members Introduce the Save Local Business Act

Today, at a press conference with small business owners, members introduced the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441). The legislation, sponsored by Subcommittee Chairman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), rolls back the extreme joint employer scheme to protect American jobs and entrepreneurship. The bill has received bipartisan support with 29 co-sponsors. Upon introduction, members released the following statements: “Federal labor policies should be focused on benefiting workers and helping small businesses ...

SAVE LOCAL BUSINESS ACT BILL SUMMARY

BACKGROUND For more than 30 years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) considered two or more employers “joint employers” if they had “actual,” “direct,” and “immediate” control over essential terms and conditions of employment. This standard provided stability and legal clarity for employers large and small, especially local franchisees and subcontractors. Unfortunately, unelected NLRB bureaucrats, federal regulators, and activist judges have taken steps to dramatically change what consti...

"Outsmarting the skills gap"

The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing today, exploring earn-and-learn opportunities for workers through apprenticeship programs. The Subcommittee also heard how changes to the Registered Apprenticeship program may improve opportunities for employees and lead to greater employer participation. Today’s hearing builds on the committee’s ongoing efforts to strengthen workforce development and education, while continuing to raise awareness of apprenticeships, a...

Members to Push Legislation to Save Local Businesses

On Thursday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m., Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and a bipartisan group of members will hold a press conference with local business operators to discuss a legislative solution to the job-crushing joint employer scheme. WHO: • Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) • Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections • Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, ...

Foxx, Scott Hear From Business Leaders, Advocates, and Youth About Importance of Employing Opportunity Youth

Today, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05), along with Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) hosted a bipartisan panel discussion with business leaders, advocates, and youth on the return on investment in hiring opportunity youth, barriers to hiring opportunity youth, and employer-led solutions to youth unemployment. Nearly 5 million young people, aged 16 to 24, are out of school and work. Many of these young people–whether they have personal barriers, such as involvement in the juvenile or criminal j...

Chairwoman Foxx Opening Statement: Markup of H.R. 2823, the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act

After decades of hard work, retirement should be a time to spend with family and grandchildren, explore new hobbies, and simply enjoy life. But today, Americans across the country are having a hard time putting enough money aside for their retirement years. It can be very challenging. Many individuals don’t even know where to begin, and so they turn to a trusted financial advisor to help them plan for the future. Here in Washington, we need to do everything we can to empower more Americans to re...

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