Foxx Calls on Department of Labor to Answer for Lack of Safety and Security in Job Corps Program

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce today, sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta requesting additional answers on oversight questions about safety and security lapses within the Job Corps program. “I continue to have concerns about the safety and security of students participating in the Job Corps program,” wrote Foxx. “The very purpose of the program is to serve those who are hard to serve and the first way to accomplish tha...

Foxx, Walberg Statement on Senate Confirmation of Marvin Kaplan

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following joint statement after the Senate confirmed Marvin Kaplan to fill one of two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board. "America’s workers and job creators need a fully-functioning board that upholds our nation’s workplace laws in a fair and objective way. We are glad the Sen...

Foxx and Scott Look Forward to Working with Senate Colleagues on Juvenile Justice Reforms to Help At-Risk Youth

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce released the following joint statement praising the passage of juvenile justice reforms by the United States Senate. “More than one million at-risk and vulnerable children are counting on Congress to make commonsense reforms to federal juvenile justice policy that will have a real impact on communities natio...

Joint Employer Threat Stifles Small Business Growth

Like many small business owners, Kristie Arslan and her husband are looking for growth opportunities. They own a small gourmet popcorn shop in Alexandria, VA, and were considering opening five new locations through franchising. But they soon realized that the joint employer threat made their expansion plans too risky. With so much uncertainty, they decided they could only open one new store instead of five. Watch Kristie’s recent remarks in support of the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) to l...

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 const...

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