Francis Rooney Votes in Support of Save Local Business Act

House passed bill strengthens rights of hard-working families and reduces government burden on small business owners

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Francis Rooney Votes in Support of Save Local Business Act , November 7, 2017 | Chris Berardi (202-897-7700) | comments

Washington, D.C.- Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act, which was cosponsored by Congressman Francis Rooney.

Congressman Rooney stated, “The NLRB should not be meddling in the hiring, scheduling or compensation decisions of any business owner, and prior to 2015, it wasn’t. The Obama administration’s anti-business actions took away freedom of action from independent business owners, weakened the rights of hard-working Americans and made it harder for entrepreneurs to achieve the American Dream of owning a small business.”

This common-sense legislation strengthens rights of employees by amending the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be considered joint employers.

The bill rolls back a convoluted joint employer scheme that threatens job creation and undermines the American Dream. It restores a commonsense definition of employer to provide certainty and stability for workers and employers. Finally, it protects workers and local employers from future overreach by unelected bureaucrats and activist judges.

According to the American Action Forum, the joint employer scheme put forth by the Obama administration could have resulted in 1.7 million fewer American jobs.


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