WASHINGTON – Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, released the following statement on the introduction of legislation to roll back the expansion of the joint employer standard, the Save Local Business Act:
“We applaud and thank lawmakers for introducing today a bill to roll back the dramatic expansion of the joint employer standard. The National Labor Relations Board’s unprecedented decision in the Browning Ferris case to expand the joint employer standard has reverberated around the country. The negative effects are already being seen in costly litigation, lost business expansion opportunities and widespread uncertainty among entrepreneurs about the future of franchising.
“We especially thank Chairwoman Foxx, Rep. Byrne, Rep. Walberg, Rep. Cuellar and Rep. Harris for authoring and sponsoring the bill. As they said in the press conference this morning, this isn’t a partisan issue; this is an issue that has a bipartisan solution. We urge House leaders to move this bill forward as soon as possible.”
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.