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Rubio, Braun Urge NLRB Chairman to Reverse Inconsistent Franchise Rule

Dec 12, 2022 | Press Releases

On September 7, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed to replace the 2020 joint-employer rule, which focused on “direct and immediate control” with the “indirect, reserved control” standard. Changing this rule, which determines when employees have more than one employer, could cost franchise businesses $33.3 billion per year and cause the loss of 376,000 job opportunities.
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Braun (R-IN), and colleagues sent a letter to NLRB Chairman Lauren McFerran to oppose the proposed rule.

  • “The rule is inconsistent with the common law, circumvents Congressional authority, and will negatively impact the nation’s economy and our constituents.”
  • “The Board’s joint-employer proposed rule would have immediate and long-term negative effects on millions of workers and thousands of businesses at a time when the economy is already facing the highest inflation rates in four decades.”

Want more information? Read the full letter here and click here for a full list of cosigners.