• Foxx and Scott Look Forward to Working with Senate Colleagues on Juvenile Justice Reforms to Help At-Risk Youth
    Aug 2, 2017  - 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 ... More
  • Joint Employer Threat Stifles Small Business Growth
    Aug 1, 2017  - 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 expansi... More
  • Save Local Business Act
    Jul 27, 2017  - 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 worki... More
  • Members Introduce the Save Local Business Act
    Jul 27, 2017  - 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 rece... More
  • Save Local Business Act Bill Summary
    Jul 27, 2017  - 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... More
  • "Outsmarting the skills gap"
    Jul 26, 2017  - 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 t... More
  • Members to Push Legislation to Save Local Businesses
    Jul 25, 2017  - 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. W... More