BUSINESS GROUP CHALLENGES NLRB’S JOINT EMPLOYER RULE IN COURT
On November 9, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors of America, International Franchise Association, Longview Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Federation, National Association of Convenience Stores, Restaurant Law Center, Texas Association of Business, and Texas Restaurant Association, filed a lawsuit against NLRB in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas over the final joint employer rule.
The following statement can be attributed to CDW Chair Kristen Swearingen:
“The NLRB’s joint employer rule is an unlawful attempt to place unions in the middle of routine business to business, franchise and licensing agreements. The rule makes it far more complicated for larger companies to contract, franchise or license with small businesses. The Board’s rule will undermine entrepreneurial and economic opportunities that generate thousands of jobs.”