WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – Chip Rogers, the president and CEO of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Labor announced the withdrawal of the informal guidance on the joint employer standard:
“This move by the Labor Department and Secretary Alexander Acosta is welcome and we applaud it. The informal guidance issued in the previous years only served to muddy the waters further for hard-working American business owners trying decipher the laws, rules, regulations and so-called ‘guidance’ coming out of the federal government. The withdrawal of the guidance on joint employment and independent contractors is a good first step in undoing the damage of the expanded joint employer standard established by the National Labor Relations Board in the Browning Ferris case. We’ll continue to fight for the franchise business model, which is responsible for creating millions of jobs and paving the way for tens of thousands of hoteliers to achieve the American dream.”
AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world. The more than 16,000 AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in virtually every community in the United States. As an association, AAHOA is a proud defender of free enterprise and the foremost current-day example of realizing the American Dream.