House Lawmakers Float Bill To Revise Joint Employer Test

By Vin Gurrieri (July 27, 2017, 11:08 AM EDT) -- House lawmakers unveiled a much-anticipated bill Thursday that would require businesses to exert direct control over individuals' working conditions in order to be considered a joint employer under federal wage and labor laws, a tighter standard than one recently adopted by the National Labor Relations Board in its controversial Browning-Ferris decision.

Titled the "Save Local Business Act," the bill would amend both the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act to say that businesses can be deemed a joint employer only if they exercise "significant control" over essential working conditions of particular workers in a way that is...

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