WASHINGTON, DC, SEP. 14 – AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers issued the following statement in response to the NLRB’s proposed rule to change its joint-employer standard:
“America’s hotel owners applaud this important step towards resolving the confusion stemming from the disastrous Browning-Ferris Industries ruling that upended the franchise industry. Ensuring that employers and their employees enjoy a direct relationship without undue interference from third parties who play no role in hiring, scheduling, setting wages, or other essential elements of employment is necessary to preserve franchising as a successful pathway to the American Dream. Businesses thrive when there is clarity, consistency, and stability. We encourage hoteliers and other small business owners who employ the franchise business model to make their voices heard during the public comment period.
“AAHOA and its more than 18,000 members will continue to encourage a statutory remedy to the joint-employer standard through its support for H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. This would codify the historical joint-employer standard and prevent future administrations from changing the rules in the middle of the game without congressional approval. America’s hotel owners call on the Senate to introduce and pass a companion bill that would limit the type of bureaucratic overreach that created this mess in the first place.”