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THIS WEEK: Hearing to Examine Impact of Expanded Joint Employer Standard

On Wednesday, July 12 at 10:15 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a full committee hearing entitled, “Redefining Joint Employer Standards: Barriers to Job Creation and Entrepreneurship.” Members will examine the growing threat to small businesses posed by the expanded definition of joint employer under federal labor laws. Upon announcement of the hearing, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) stated:


“So many individuals have achieved the American Dream by starting and running a small business. Unfortunately, the Obama administration and partisan NLRB bureaucrats seemed determined to make it harder for small businesses and their employees to succeed, and the job-killing joint employer scheme is a prime example. It is my hope that hearing firsthand accounts of the damage caused by the NLRB’s overreaching decision will bring this issue the attention it deserves, and that it will bring all of us closer to finding a solution for it.”


The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. View a live webcast here.

WITNESS LIST


Jerry Reese
Director of Franchise Development
Dat Dog
New Orleans, LA

Mary Thompson

Chief Operating Officer
Dwyer Group
Waco, TX

Richard Heiser
Vice President
FedEx Ground
Pittsburgh, PA

Roger King
Senior Labor and Employment Counsel
HR Policy Association
Washington, DC

Catherine Ruckelshaus
General Counsel and Program Director
National Employment Law Project
New York, NY

Michael Harper
Professor of Law
Boston University
Boston, MA

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