NLRB Decision and FY2016 Omnibus
If you have been following the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer decision like I have then you might find this interesting. If you haven’t been, just know the NLRB joint employer decision threatens the jobs of millions of people.
Congress is attempting to enact the FY2016 Omnibus spending package which contains many benefits to small business owners. But what’s missing is a bipartisan provision that would temporarily stop the NLRB from enforcing its joint employer standard.
What Does This Mean?
As Robert Cresanti, International Franchise Association President and CEO, stated in a letter to Members of Congress:
“The omnibus bill includes a delay of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), which would have increased health plan premiums on individuals and employers, and it includes a two- year delay of the 40 percent excise tax on high-value health plans,”
the letter reads. It continues:
“This, coupled with the passage of the tax extenders package, will have a salutary effect on small business growth and job creation.”
He goes on to say:
“Congress has not remedied the uncertainty facing the nation’s 780,000 franchise business locations and the nearly 9 million workers they employ.” Cresanti added that, “a change to the historical joint employer definition is the top priority of franchise small businesses due to the widespread detrimental effects of the new standard.”
Is It Enough?
It seems that Congress is trying to help small business owners, unfortunately it doesn’t appear to be helping them enough.
What are your thoughts about the matter? Do you agree with the joint business venture or are you hoping for something to come along and stop it? Discuss in the comments below.
To learn more click here to read this follow-up post about the NLRB Joint Employer Decision and how it affects franchises.