Earlier this week, the DOL announced a proposed rule that would make it harder to hold businesses jointly liable when their franchisees or contractors violate the FLSA.
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Last week, Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) introduced legislation to to strengthen small-businesses trademarks, particularly for franchisees.
The NLRB recently withdrew its decision overturning the Obama-era joint employment standard which expanded liability for certain intertwined businesses.
This week, two House committees will hold hearings on two key issues that could greatly impact small business and entrepreneurship: the joint-employer rule and broad tax reform. ritical importance to America's small businesses. On Wednesday, July 12, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will discuss the expanded definition of joint employer under federal labor laws and how it could hamper entrepreneurship. Then on Thursday, the Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee will discuss how tax reform could ease small-business ownership.
Last week, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved legislation (H.R. 3459) that would roll back the NLRB's decision on redefining "joint employer" which would result in drastically expanded union reach.