AED supports legislation targeting labor board's joint-employer ruling

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A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board has triggered more than 100 organizations, including Associated Equipment Distributors, to sign a letter that opposes the board’s decision to overturn a 30-year-old industry standard used to determine when one company is liable for the labor practices of another organization.

The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and U.S. Reps. John Kline (R-MN) and Phil Roe (R-TN) to thank leaders of the House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over workforce and labor issues for introducing the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act (H.R 3549).

If passed and signed into law, the legislation would restore the longstanding “joint employer” standard, reinstating protections for companies not in “direct and immediate control” over the terms and conditions of a worker’s employment.

For AED members that contract services -- from janitorial support to sales or maintenance -- joint-employer status could mean increased legal risks, labor costs and business uncertainty.

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