NLRB Push-Back Bill Passes Virginia House

Date: February 16, 2016 Last Edit: February 17, 2016

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NFIB-supported legislation would limit unionization of franchise employees.

NLRB Push-Back Bill Passes Virginia House

In a strike against the Labor agenda, a bill pushing back against the NLRB’S expanded Joint Employer Standard recently passed Virginia’s House of Delegates.

In August 2015, the NLRB overturned the existing joint employer standard and expanded the definition. Under this expanded definition, employees of an individual franchise would have been under the control of the larger franchising corporation, meaning that owners of individual operations would need permission from the franchisor to hire, fire and discipline their own employees. This new standard may also make it easier for workers at franchises like fast food chains to unionize.

House Bill 18, however, allows franchisees to main their independent status and states that employees of that individual franchise won’t be considered employees of the larger franchisor. This bill reaffirms already existing practice in Virginia.

NFIB and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce support HB 18, which now heads to the Senate.

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