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Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

NAHB today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would boost housing affordability and provide small businesses certainty and predictability by clarifying under law what constitutes a joint employer.

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Labor Department Overturns Obama-era Joint Employer, Misclassification Guidance

Labor Department Overturns Obama-era Joint Employer, Misclassification Guidance

In a victory for NAHB members and the small business community, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on June 7 announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on independent contractors and joint employment — two Obama-era guidance documents that expanded the tests for what constitutes a joint employer and an independent contractor, respectively.

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Expanded Joint-Employer Standard Will Drive Up Home Prices

Expanded Joint-Employer Standard Will Drive Up Home Prices

NAHB and its industry coalition partners held a series of meetings with key Senate and House appropriations leaders on Nov. 13 in a bid to turn back a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board to expand its joint employer standard.

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Expanded Joint-Employer Definition Will Harm Small Businesses

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 6, 2015 0 Comments
Expanded Joint-Employer Definition Will Harm Small Businesses

A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board to expand its joint employer standard will hurt housing affordability and small businesses, a prominent Texas home builder told Congress today.

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NAHB’s Howard Discusses NLRB Ruling

The recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that whether joint employer status hinges on whether the employer has a “right to control” is potentially crippling for home builders, who depend heavily on subcontractors to complete their projects, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard told the Nightly Business Report on Monday. The ruling “really shows no understanding of 80% of the marketplace. It’s impossible to comply with,” he said. Here’s the complete interview.

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NLRB Joint Employer Cases Could Impact Home Building Firms

NLRB Joint Employer Cases Could Impact Home Building Firms

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is seeking to expand the definition of an employer and the potential changes could have consequences for members of the residential construction industry.

Specifically, the NLRB is moving towards a broader definition of the joint employer standard and seeking to overturn the model that has been in place for 30 years.

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‘Ambush’ Union Election Rule Takes Effect Today

‘Ambush’ Union Election Rule Takes Effect Today

A directive put forth by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last year that would impose an “ambush” union election rule on employers goes into effect today. The NLRB rule will dramatically speed up union elections, reduce the time workers have to decide whether or not to join a labor union and force employers to […]

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Congress Overturns ‘Ambush’ Union Election Rule; Veto Likely

Congress approves NAHB-supported legislation that would overturn a National Labor Relations Board rule that would dramatically speed up union elections. However, President Obama has indicated he will veto the measure.

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Senate Acts to Kill Rule that Would Rush Union Elections

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Legal by on March 6, 2015 0 Comments

By a 53 to 46 vote, the Senate voted on March 4 to quash a National Labor Relations Board rule that would dramatically speed up union elections, reduce the time workers have to decide whether or not to join a labor union and force employers to hand over to union organizers their employees’ private information.

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NLRB Issues Final Rule on ‘Ambush’ Union Election Rules

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on December 12, 2014 2 Comments

The National Labor Relations Board has issued its final rulemaking that that would dramatically speed up union elections, reduce the time workers have to decide whether or not to join a labor union and force employers to hand over to union organizers their employees’ private information.

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